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Fans cry foul with no Cavs selected as All-Stars, but is this fair?


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At the game against the Bucks here in Cleveland last Friday night I had finished up this work about how Anderson Varejao and Kyrie were left off the All-Star roster just before tip. After all, I wanted to make sure I had my glare of disdain properly affixed before Drew Gooden took the court for the Bucks. Never liked that overrated Chris Bosh lite. And there’s nothing like being an overrated lesser version of something that’s overrated in its original form.

Anyway, I had been working on this for a few days1 and the main aspect was why Kyrie was justifiably left off the mid-season superstar showcase, and how Anderson was as deserved as much or more than anyone else but likely was kept off for reasons beyond that of his incredible individual play. Well into the game I started to look over my work again before submitting it and then just as the 4th quarter was getting underway I hit send right as I was being handed this…



Thank you, injury report. Jerk.

And after it turned out to be a fractured wrist following a more comprehensive MRI the next day,2 for the next month or so the NBA coaches who left him off the All-Star roster as the East’s reserve Center will likely see just how much Andy’s All-Star play meant to his team, and just how much they made a mistake. Something Cavaliers fans already know all too well.

Get well soon you veritable drunken master.


-Mike James


  1. The article is what I had been working on over the last couple days, the “glare of disdain” I’d mastered long ago and actually utilize quite liberally and not just for wannabe Bosh’s and Bosh []
  2. An injury that upon further review came at the hands of Drew Gooden. And the next time I see Drew I’m now changing my glare into one of pure loathing. []

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