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Posted February 06, 2009 - 04:49 PM

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CLEVELAND -- Once was too much for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But twice?

The team was outraged last week when guard Mo Williams, who has helped the Cavaliers get off to the best start in their history, was not chosen as a reserve for the NBA All-Star team in a vote by Eastern Conference coaches. LeBron James and his teammates believed Williams belonged and took the omission as disrespectful to Williams and Cleveland.

On Thursday, Williams was denied again, this time by commissioner David Stern, who picked Boston guard Ray Allen to replace injured Orlando guard Jameer Nelson at next week's game in Phoenix.

The Cavs found the second rejection of Williams, who is averaging 17.1 points in 48 games, so absurd that they're making up words to describe their feelings.

"Ben Wallace was right when he called Mo originally being passed over for the All-Star Game a shamockery," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a tongue-in-cheek e-mail to The Associated Press. "But not naming him as the natural and obvious replacement for the unfortunately injured Jameer Nelson is stupidiculous, idillogical and preposterageous."

Cleveland will be represented by James, who was selected in fan voting, and coach Mike Brown and his assistants will coach the East squad.

But the Cavaliers, 23-0 at home and leading the Central Division by 12½ games, believe their play in the first half earned them multiple selections along with Boston, Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio.

"We felt like Mo is a big reason that we are where we are at this point in the season," guard Daniel Gibson said. "It didn't just affect him, it affected all of us. We're just going to continue to use that as motivation. We're going to continue to show that we are one of the premier teams in this league.

"We feel like in order to get respect, we have to gain it. We're just going to go out and win games."

Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry was disappointed Williams was bypassed.

"I know Commissioner Stern has followed our team's success, but maybe doesn't appreciate how important Mo has been to our team," Ferry said in an e-mail to the AP. "We have had a great start. We have been really good on both ends of the court, have the top record in the league, and thus far have led the league in point differential by a wide margin all year long."

Allen joins Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the roster for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix.

"He should have been on there, so it's nice," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday night. "Having those three doing things together is nice, so I'm happy with the news."

Allen will be making his ninth All-Star appearance, having also been added as an injury replacement last season. He scored 28 points in New Orleans to help the East to a 134-128 victory over the West -- even outscoring game MVP LeBron James, who had 27.


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Posted February 06, 2009 - 05:20 PM

Mo Williams is by no means an All Star. He's a Jason Terry type of combo guard. Good scorer who can handle the ball a little bit.
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Posted February 06, 2009 - 06:22 PM

6 JASON TERRY IS AN ALL-STAR CALIBER PLAYER , AS WAS Marbury who is a combo guard, as well Billups weho was considerd a combo guard. What does a combo guard have to do with being an all-star?
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Posted February 06, 2009 - 06:24 PM

He deserves to be there. He's been playing great and he fits the NBA's criteria for making the All-Star team; He's a top player on a top team.

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Posted February 06, 2009 - 06:41 PM

6 JASON TERRY IS AN ALL-STAR CALIBER PLAYER , AS WAS Marbury who is a combo guard, as well Billups weho was considerd a combo guard. What does a combo guard have to do with being an all-star?

Did you just compare Mo Williams to Billups? :nervous:


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Mo Williams came from a losing team, as well as Jason Terry. Both were NEVER all star players. They're scorers.

A combo score has to win to be an All-star and at least average 20 points a game, which Mo Williams has never done.
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Posted February 06, 2009 - 06:56 PM

always has players that score first on his team, do you think redd was setting peole up or mo, and terry played for the Hawks, nuff said...people consider him the most consistent player on the Mavs
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Posted February 06, 2009 - 06:59 PM

Jason Terry is not an All-Star. He adds nothing to your team other than scoring.

Mo Williams is not an All-Star. He adds nothing to your team other than scoring.

And the hilarious part was you compared Billups, a top passer, and floor general, who can turn a losing team into a winning one with his presence, to Terry, Williams, and Marbury.

Re-evaluate what you just typed. That's asinine.
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Posted February 06, 2009 - 07:59 PM

He is adding to a great season for the Cavs. But All-Star? I'd put Ray in there over Mo.

Mo is a great player, and has come out as a great scorer... but this is a tough one. I don't know if I'd pick him this year but the with the East... hmmm...

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Posted February 06, 2009 - 08:01 PM

I like Mo but c'mon, Ray Allen deserves it more (and I hate the Celtics)...

Why would the Cavs be upset? It's just a freaking All-Star game...

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Posted February 06, 2009 - 08:06 PM

Oh well better luck next year. He'd probably only get like 10 mins in the All-Star game anyway.

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Posted February 06, 2009 - 08:18 PM

it's all because he was publically beeching about it when he wasn't chosen... can you blame Stern?

Then every year he would be forced to pick the biggest crybaby that gets left off of All Star game as a replacement...

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 09:57 AM

Did you just compare Mo Williams to Billups? :nervous:


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Mo Williams came from a losing team, as well as Jason Terry. Both were NEVER all star players. They're scorers.

A combo score has to win to be an All-star and at least average 20 points a game, which Mo Williams has never done.

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You sound so utterly confused. Being selected as an All-Star isn't a lifetime achievement award. What does his past teams have to do with what he's done THIS YEAR? That IS what being an All-Star is about right? How well the individual has played during THIS particular season?

What in the world does his style of play have to do with his actual performance and whether or not he should be an All-Star? If he's gotten the job done then why can't he be an All-Star?

Anyway, I think it has more to do with Allen being a Celtic. Of course all 3 Celtics being All-Stars is something the public would go gah gah over.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:06 AM

Allen plays for the Celtics, so he got picked.

If Mo Williams played for the Celtics and Ray Allen for the Cavs, Mo Williams would have been picked. Simple as.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:17 AM

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You sound so utterly confused. Being selected as an All-Star isn't a lifetime achievement award. What does his past teams have to do with what he's done THIS YEAR? That IS what being an All-Star is about right? How well the individual has played during THIS particular season?

What in the world does his style of play have to do with his actual performance and whether or not he should be an All-Star? If he's gotten the job done then why can't he be an All-Star?

Anyway, I think it has more to do with Allen being a Celtic. Of course all 3 Celtics being All-Stars is something the public would go gah gah over.


Newsflash: Allen is a superior player to Mo Williams. Allen is much more consistent, and is shooting a higher FG% and 3pt% than Williams.

Put Ray Allen on his own team as the leader, and they go to the playoffs. Put Mo Williams onto his own team as the leader and they end up like the Bucks. The Bucks actually improved this year since his absence.

And Jameer Nelson, if he were not injured, deserves to be in over him too. Jameer is a superior passer, and defender, equal 3pt shooter, and much better at initiating contact.

There is no logical reason for Mo Williams to be an All-Star this year. Hell, nobody even noticed when he was traded to the Cavs.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 10:20 AM

Allen plays for the Celtics, so he got picked.

If Mo Williams played for the Celtics and Ray Allen for the Cavs, Mo Williams would have been picked. Simple as.


Mo Williams 17 pts, 3 reb, 4 assists, 46% FG, 39% 3pt

Ray Allen 18 pts, 3 reb, 3 assists, 50% FG, 41% 3pt

Ray edges Mo in numbers, in an ultra-efficient shooting season. He also edges Williams in EFF rankings, consistency, defense, and more.

Very easy choice.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 04:24 PM

All-Star is just all about the votes... Doesn't matter if you are a scrub, as long as you gets the votes, you are in...

Gilbert Arenas who is missing from action since the Dinosaur era still getting some votes, and Jamaal Magloire once voted as a reserve, enough said...
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 05:13 PM

All-Star is just all about the votes... Doesn't matter if you are a scrub, as long as you gets the votes, you are in...

Gilbert Arenas who is missing from action since the Dinosaur era still getting some votes, and Jamaal Magloire once voted as a reserve, enough said...

You can't get voted in as a reserve.

The fans only vote for the starters.

The coaches pick the reserves.

As if fans would've really voted for those 4 Pistons to make it in 2006.

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Posted February 07, 2009 - 05:21 PM

Mo Williams 17 pts, 3 reb, 4 assists, 46% FG, 39% 3pt

Ray Allen 18 pts, 3 reb, 3 assists, 50% FG, 41% 3pt

Ray edges Mo in numbers, in an ultra-efficient shooting season. He also edges Williams in EFF rankings, consistency, defense, and more.

Very easy choice.


The numbers difference in the stats you posted is minimal. Mo Williams means alot more to his team, give him the spot. Ray Allen has several teammates that help him out, Mo Williams has LeBron and no one else.
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 05:26 PM

You can't get voted in as a reserve.

The fans only vote for the starters.

The coaches pick the reserves.

As if fans would've really voted for those 4 Pistons to make it in 2006.

I know that, but Magloire is still not an All-Star caliber even in his prime... It's still all about the votes, so yeah the coaches voted for him...

Compared to guys like Dwight, Kobe, Lebron, etc. he is a scrub...
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Posted February 07, 2009 - 05:41 PM

We need people that can entertain to be in the All- Star Game

i dont find Mo as an entertainer.....but that could just be me
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