As expected, LaMarcus Aldridge will not be among the starters in next month's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. The Spurs leading scorer was not selected as one of the five players from the Western Conference when the starters were revealed on TNT's NBA Tip-Off show Thursday's evening. Aldridge, who is having his best season since 2014-15, is averaging 22.7 points and 8.5 rebounds heading into Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors.
He understands the likelihood of ever starting in the All-Star game via fans is probably not in the cards. But why, after years of establishing himself as one of the best power forwards in the NBA, do the fans not show Aldridge respect at the ballot box? “I’m not really a flashy guy,” Aldridge said. “I’m not really a (favorite). Fans really don’t love my game like that. I don’t dunk a lot. I’m not a guy that just makes crazy shots or anything like that.
It’s not the most visible of his tattoos, but when Dejounte Murray raised his right arm during a morning shootaround, the body art on his biceps said it all. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”Murray explained what the message means to him: “I’m possible. They tell you all types of stuff. It’s impossible to make it. It’s impossible to be great.
Took me a few months to coordinate this... reunited the Iceman George Gervin and former @ExpressNews#Spurs beat writer and legend Mike Bruton....haven’t seen each other since 1983 ....will air this Sunday on SA Sports Nation https://t.co/wm4c04MKnv
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