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Clippers center Kaman: Lakers' Gasol isn't a worthy All-Star

There are 35 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 22, 2010, titled Clippers center Kaman: Lakers' Gasol isn't a worthy All-Star. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Clippers center Chris Kaman went negative in a suddenly very public campaign to be selected as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star team.

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Lyndon - Hawaii

Wahiawa, HI

#1 Jan 23, 2010
kris kaman has a nerve to put down other NBA athletes for his own personal gain and recognition in such a negative terms. what a shameless gesture... i wish you would never get selected at all. if i was the commissioner, i will fine, ban, and remove you even if selected into the all star. look in the mirror and assess yourself hard before making such a comment. right now, you don't deserve even a consideration.
Just Sayin

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2010
Didn't seem like he was putting anyone down, just saying that playing only 26 games shouldn't be enough to qualify as an All-Star. I tend to agree and I'm a fan of Gasol. Lakers have a difficult time winning without him in the lineup. I guess it makes a better story if you give it a negative slant.
Ken F

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#3 Jan 23, 2010
What a sorehead...

Ajax, Canada

#4 Jan 23, 2010
Well tell that to david stern!...thats the crazy thing about the all star selection process. you disappear for awhile and then you're still part of the all start line up ...or even the starting line up just like Iverson.He shouldve raised this point also when Yao Ming gets selected to the line up year after no matter how many games he played. Kaman should not just blame Pau and Gasol for this. He should also blame his team for being lousy co-tenants putting mediocre performance one after the other as if they never learn their lesson.The clippers are so mired in their loosing ways people dont even know they exist.How could people vote for you if they didnt know you and your team exist?? Being an all star also means having built a reputation for winning and helping your team win...and it so happen the lakers did more than that..THEY WON A CHAMPIONSHIP.. Its not just about stats or how many games you played.The all star games is more of a popularity contest and here that lies the flaw. Kaman's thought on this may be valid but he should go directly and personally to David Stern instead of publicly dissing Gasol, Bynum and the Lakers.

Ajax, Canada

#5 Jan 23, 2010
Ken F wrote:
What a sorehead...
yeah you are right. While we recognize kaman trully played well this season,
its not a reason to go berserk because he wasn't considered. Its quite petty and
rather embarrassing. Somehow its more understandable to react this way if a player
thought his team gets "robbed" of a victory in a regular season or playoff game.
At least people understand the stakes are higher because they know the game is
more relevant. But the All Star?? Those games are so boring and shameful to watch !!
Guys who have been there don't even take this seriously.

Plaridel, Philippines

#6 Jan 23, 2010
I am offended by Kaman's comments regarding Gasol and Bynum's selection into the upcoming NBA All Star weekend in Dallas. Mr. Kaman, I don't think you realize that the fans voted for these all stars, I strongly believed that you have to be an "ALL STAR" to even be considered, and that my friend you are not one. You should be ashamed making comments like that to your fellow players. You need to realize where you belong in the NBA before making such comments. If you didn't know it, let me tell you myself, "Mr. Kaman, you don't have the caliber of an all star." You can play, I give you that much, but not even close to being an all star...

Woodway, TX

#7 Jan 23, 2010
Like most people in this world it would serve Chris Kaman better to just shut up and try to become something other than a mediocre baskeball player.
s myers

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2010
How about that kaman is crying that gasul is not a worthy all star pick. Gasul puts up good numbers every season.Kaman couldnt put up back to back seasons with good stats like gasul does.Chris quit crying about.

Huntington Beach, CA

#9 Jan 23, 2010
A lot of talk coming from a career 10 and 7 guy, who has had a ton of injuries himself. The Clippers live with such a pathetic inferiority complex.

San Marcos, TX

#10 Jan 23, 2010
i'm a laker fan and i kinda agree with kaman about bynum, but not pau.
Kaveman replies

Dana Point, CA

#11 Jan 23, 2010
The only reason this Clippers center Kave-man whines is because he is an average center who struggles against PAU, Lakers PF who occasionally plays the center position to cover our legendary center ANDREW.

As we all know our PAU is a lot more versatile, effective, and efficient player than Kave-man. It is obvious that he would lose his minutes if PAU joins and takes his position. Think we call this JEALOUSY! GROW UP for god's sake!!!
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Dana Point, CA

#12 Jan 23, 2010
When player(s) starts to make no sense? it is time for him/them to retire and go back to his/their cave, like this sorry center Kave-man.
Pete Martin

Metlakatla, AK

#13 Jan 23, 2010
There are certain factors important in selecting an all-star, not necessarily higher statistics than the other. I mean, if one player is scoring 15.9 ppg and 10.3 rpg and his team has a record of 33-10 and the other player, 16,8 ppg and 11.0 rpg and a record of 18-26, it is rather obvious who the most logical choice should be; the man that is helping his team to a much better win/loss record, which is what it is all about.

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 23, 2010
Just Sayin wrote:
Didn't seem like he was putting anyone down, just saying that playing only 26 games shouldn't be enough to qualify as an All-Star. I tend to agree and I'm a fan of Gasol. Lakers have a difficult time winning without him in the lineup. I guess it makes a better story if you give it a negative slant.
I must have read a different article because it sure sounded like that to me. Funny he didnt mention anything about Kevin Garnett (playing 30 games) or Allen Iverson (playing 20 games) were voted as starters. Seems that fans have a big say in voting and if thats who the fans want, thats how it goes.
Henry Adams

Anaheim, CA

#15 Jan 23, 2010
well as a laker fan kaman is right randolph and kamen are having
better years and deserve to be ther ahead of gasol.
Just Sayn

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jan 23, 2010
Chris Kaman, Stop drinkin to much of that haterade, because your very inconsistant, and I'll be disappointed if you even showed up on any all star team for that matter

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#17 Jan 23, 2010
What a Freakin Cry baby! Lets see, has Chris Kaman help his team win a World Championship? "NO"
Has he helped the Clipper move in to First or Second place "NO"
Can he keep up with either Pau or Andrew? "NO"
I don't even think would make it as a TOWEL BOY for the All-Star game!
the only towel he will have is the one he'll be crying in!

Pasadena, CA

#18 Jan 23, 2010
I love the Lakers, including Gasol, who is one of the best big men in the game. But I agree. I think you have to have played in at least 75% of the games to qualify. That's why T-Mac shouldn't be on the ballot at all. If Kobe missed most of the season, that should void him. We can't have one rule for stars and another for everybody else. It's already like that with the refs.

Joshua Tree, CA

#19 Jan 24, 2010
It's so easy to think of yourself as an all-star, even a KAveMAN can do it (GEICO). Relax there "Mr. Look at me I'm an all-star"....Last time I checked, no one has selected the reserves for all-stars yet. No one has selected Pau Gasol. What the hell are you crying about? How can you be an all-star if you can't even put your team above .500? You are comparing yourself to someone whose team is the #1 in the NBA? Shame on you!!! I'd rather have Aldrige, Scola, M. Gasol, Z. Randolph, or Boozer than you. At least their teams are winning more than yours. You want to be an all-star? Then make your numbers matter by winning some games for your ball club.

Pomona, CA

#20 Jan 24, 2010
The All Star game is a display of talents that "fans" want to see. It is not a display of talent the "palyers want to persuade fans to believve in. If the coahes want to supplement the line-up chosen by the fans, it is the coaches' decision as to who would be the best back-up in order to win. At no time should players decide who should play in a game or not.

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