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(03-11-2012 10:22 PM)pingbling23 Wrote: just a couple of things, look at the past usa team rosters, you dont have to be a superstar (my reasonable opinion of a superstar) to be on the team, and not all people on the 50 greatest list was retired. and on lebron, he is absolutely balling this year, if miami finishes in the top 3 before the playoffs, i think lebron is a lock, well maybe lin might get it........ lol
(03-11-2012 11:09 PM)pingbling23 Wrote: i wouldnt stir stuff up unless it was needed lol, just stating some facts, and poking a little fun at the lin hype, to the poster i was referring to, please take no offense to my post, i wasnt calling you out or anything just stating some facts, and my opinion on lebron. its a forum, we are here to discuss and have fun.
(03-12-2012 03:56 AM)robd5811 Wrote: Pingbling
They all look retired to me..so like i said kobe and lebron arent on this list yet..arent they superstars?
And being picked to play on the usa team is a pretty big deal..wether or not they play could be for other reason injuries etc thats why we see un-superstar like players on the team taking their spot every so often.
(03-12-2012 09:06 AM)robd5811 Wrote: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion..im not basing superstar status on fan base, but purely on skill and what they provide..once again anyone who gets ELECTED to be on the usa team is a superstar in my eyes..plain and simple..the ones who get elected are the best in the nba, im not speaking on players that get a spot because someone turns down the offer etc...everyone will feel diff when determining whos a superstar..all of ny feels lin is a superstar, orlando thinks dwight, nj deron, chicago rose, minnesota love etc etc the list goes on..these guys are superstars..the best in the WORLD..
(03-12-2012 09:16 AM)tupark82 Wrote: is this to say that christian laettner is a superstar? carlos boozer? michael redd? tayshaun prince? richard jefferson? emeka okafor? the list goes on and on. just because you're chosen for the olympics it doesn't mean you're a superstar. they invited luke freakin ridnour to camp in the past for goodness sakes. he obviously didn't make it but u see my point. they don't just invite superstars to try to make the team.