Monta Ellis is one of the key stars in the NBA, don’t think so? Well, I have come up with some reasons why. Monta has a contract with AND 1 shoe company, he averages 20 points a night, and he is the face of, one of my favorite teams, the Golden State Warriors. Now, down to business, how is the man not an all-star? This is why, the fans want stars in the All-Star game, they want supposedly, “big names.” Ellis deserves to be an all-star more than Marc Gasol, Steve Nash, or even Dirk Nowitzki. Like I said, Dirk and Nash are knock your socks off players, or used to be. I really haven’t met that many people who know who Monta Ellis is. He is hardly ever on Sports Center, he hasn’t ever been an all-star, and frankly, no one is interested in the Bay association. They did get some rightfully deserving players in the all-star game this year, only they are from the Eastern Conference. Note: We all knew they would pick LaMarcus Aldridge.
Roy Hibbert and Luol Deng are such hard workers. Each of them deserves to fly down to the “Big O” to put on a show for basketball fans all over the world. I am very proud of both of them, especially my boy, “Big Roy.” I have watched Hibbert ever since he was a rookie, he had one of the biggest gaps to fill in the NBA. He was supposed to replace Indiana’s “Golden Boy,” Jermaine O’Neal. He has done so accordingly and look where he’s at. I will continue to enjoy watching the slim 7 footer for the rest of his career.
Our beloved Shaquille O’Neal has retired from the NBA and left us with this question, “who will rise to take his place ?” Many signs point to the up and coming future hall of famer Dwight Howard, but Superman doesn’t dominate like Shaq once did. Other people say 7’6″ Yao Ming can fill the void, unfortunately that doesn’t look like a possibility with his recent injuries. The only other would be the Lakers center Andrew Bynum with his raw talent and long arms might be able to replace the legend we have lost. Shaq could dominate like no other and the question in the basketball world is “Who can step and fill the space that the 7’2″ Shaq has left in the NBA and in basketball? ”