Kaman Says Gasol Not All-Star Worthy?

Chris Kaman doesn’t believe Pau Gasol is neither an All-Star or a center. Umm… what?

NBA FanHouse: The battle of Los Angeles might just have heated up for the next time the Lakers and Clippers meet.

Clippers center Chris Kaman said in an interview with FanHouse after Thursday’s 105-85 loss to Denver that Lakers big man Pau Gasol doesn’t deserve to be in the All-Star Game.

“I don’t think Gasol should be in it at all,” Kaman said when asked if he would be disappointed if Gasol, who starts at power forward for the Lakers, is slid over to be the backup center when West coaches vote for All-Star reserves. “He’s only played like 20 games (he played Thursday in his 25th out of 42 Lakers games) this year. I think there should be a number of games you should play. I think you should have to play like 80 percent of the games.

“It shouldn’t be 50 percent (of games a player has logged) over a guy who plays 90 percent and who has better numbers. Not just me. Zach Randolph, a power forward, he has better numbers (than Gasol). But he’s not on the Lakers.”

Gasol is averaging 16.8 points and 11.1 rebounds to 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds for Kaman, who has played in 38 of 42 games. Randolph is averaging 20.8 points and 11.5 rebounds while having played in all 41 games. But Kaman does not believe it would be fair to slide Randolph over to center because he starts at power forward for Memphis.

“I don’t think he’s a center,” Kaman said.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    It’s Kamans best season in his career. Let me see him put up those numbers 2 seasons in a row with the Clippers holding a winning record. THEN I’d consider him for the All-Star game.

  • lakeb

    KAMAN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GET IN YOUR PLACE

  • Justin M.

    hey, this year both kaman and randolph are making a strong case to play for the all star team

  • trevors_voodooDoll

    I dont think he was trying to bash Pau, but he does have a point. He and Randolph have played better and more consistently this year, but because their teams are not as popular they don’t have a chance of making the team. It was the same for Pau when he played for Memphis.

    But the all-star teams are a joke this year anyways so who really cares!

  • thanhttrinh

    this is B.S

  • ampatuan

    haha kaman it’s popularity contest, so if u aint popular just sit quietly and watch the all star game at your room.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Its a popularity contest when the fans choose, but just as Jeff Van Gundy pointed out during the game, when coaches choose, they choose players on a team with a winning record. They dont choose players from .500 teams, so Kaman, Randolph, Pau is more deserving. I dont get what Kaman is chirping about. Same problem as Ray Allen, although I agree with Ray about the voting, but its the fact that they arent confident that they’d make it, they find an excuse and complain.

  • drive-for-16th

    kaman need to shut the hell up cause hes not going, kaman has better numbers but not by much, and pau plays with so many other high scorers and soo much talent kamans alone and he should be better than wat he is to be an allstar. Also no one likes him.

  • NBAmazingKB24

    Kaman Who?
    THat words coming from What team?
    LOL ok thats funny