John Wall: NBA All-Star voting is ‘a joke’
John Wall has made it quite clear that he doesn’t think much of the results of the first round of NBA All-Star balloting.
Wall’s grievances seem to stem from the fact that he’s in fifth in Eastern Conference guard voting, and more importantly behind leader Kyrie Irving, who has played three games all season.
“It’s a joke,” Wall told CSNmidatlantic.com’s J. Michael. “I played like horse—- the first month and a half but I still was averaging like 16 and eight. That’s not bad numbers.
“I guess it’s the record. No offense Kyrie, he’s played (three) games. If he was healthy he probably would be in that position because he’d be playing well. I can see him there because that’s how talented he is.”
Wall is clearly sour that he’s not getting more love from the fans. The fact is the All-Star Game is an exhibition and the biggest stars on the biggest teams are going to get the votes, which is why Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter so far. There’s nothing new or surprising about how this system is working.