And McGrady hasn’t played professional basketball in a year. (link)
Now I know fan votes are messed up. This isn’t the first time these type of stupid issues have come up. Just last summer baseball saw a similar issue with Manny Ramirez. Heck, Ken Griffey Jr. still gets a TON of All-Star votes.
But doesn’t this really illustrate how this is kind of a flawed system? All-Star games are something we use to judge and evaluate player’s careers. And to a further degree, All-Star starting positions as well. And you’ve got one guy that is third in the league in scoring and is turning into a possible MVP candidate trailing another guy that is averaging 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg, 0.0 apg in 0.0 minutes per game by a full 100,000 votes. HOW STUPID IS THAT?
Again, I realize that’s just life with the fan vote. But that doesn’t make it any less ridiculous.