Four Pacers on All-Star ballot

Four Pacers on All-Star ballot

There are 30 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 14, 2006, titled Four Pacers on All-Star ballot. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

NBA All-Star balloting has started, with Indiana Pacers fans having the opportunity to vote for forwards Jermaine O'Neal and Al Harrington and guards Marquis Daniels and Stephen Jackson.

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Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#1 Nov 14, 2006
I don't think we have to worry about any of them being on an all-star roster anytime soon. Actually that's a good thing since the game is in Las Vegas. They get in trouble on the west side of Indianapolis, what kind of "fun" could they find in Vegas. Yikes.
Jason B

Omaha, NE

#2 Nov 14, 2006
Jackson would be a shoe in for the All Thug Ballot. How about a new TV show on ESPN where NBA player shoot targets?
Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#3 Nov 14, 2006
Jason B wrote:
Jackson would be a shoe in for the All Thug Ballot. How about a new TV show on ESPN where NBA player shoot targets?
Haha. An all thug ballot. Any other nominations?
Too low class to be true

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 14, 2006
How could anyone ever place Stephen Jackson on the ballot for the All Star game? This diminishes the honor for all those who deserve it. Maybe we should all an all criminal list. Will he be able to get a pass out of jail to play if he is selected? Will he be able to carry his gun during the game? Will there be strippers on the sidelines to keep him interested? Can someone have the marijuana ready for timeouts? SHAME
Original K

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 14, 2006
Who's the genius that picked Jackson and Daniels to be our reps?
john

United States

#6 Nov 14, 2006
the only thing these guys should be on is a police line-up !!!! good luck !
April Magee

Newark, NJ

#7 Nov 14, 2006
It is amazing how much envy and jealous drips from the people who post comments on this page. Most are on the outside looking in. Weekend warriors, sofa surveyors, people who generally will never make a mark in this world, except for the ratings they contribute to some sporting event. Alas, you can call these men thugs and you somehow bring them down to level that they deserve. In your eyes they do not deserve to millionares, while you have to work a 9 to 5 or at some factory job. I just hope you have other passions and ambition besides your venomous envy and jealousy you hoard and hide in your hearts and then sneak(without your names) and put on these comment sheets. How about passion for your God? Salvation? Loving your neighbor as yourself? Judging yourself first, before you begin to examine others? I guess that self examination is what makes me feel pity for you poor guys, instead of anger.
April Magee
PacerFan

United States

#8 Nov 14, 2006
Being a millionaire does not make you a good man nor does it guarantee entrance into heaven that your religion surely preaches. A man's character and reputation is much more important than his checking account. A thug with million dollars is still a thug.
The real deal

Elwood, IN

#9 Nov 14, 2006
April Magee wrote:
It is amazing how much envy and jealous drips from the people who post comments on this page. Most are on the outside looking in. Weekend warriors, sofa surveyors, people who generally will never make a mark in this world, except for the ratings they contribute to some sporting event. Alas, you can call these men thugs and you somehow bring them down to level that they deserve. In your eyes they do not deserve to millionares, while you have to work a 9 to 5 or at some factory job. I just hope you have other passions and ambition besides your venomous envy and jealousy you hoard and hide in your hearts and then sneak(without your names) and put on these comment sheets. How about passion for your God? Salvation? Loving your neighbor as yourself? Judging yourself first, before you begin to examine others? I guess that self examination is what makes me feel pity for you poor guys, instead of anger.
April Magee
I agree with you 100%! To call a guy a thug, because he was involved in a altercation outside of a night club is idiotic. In most major cities there are fights or altercations at clubs every weekend.
It appears to me a majority of the postings are suggesting that S. Jackson shouldn't have a job, due to a off the court incident which he hasn't been found guilty of any wrongdoing. Personal and professional issues must remain separated, if not lets start digging up dirt on all athletes. Gretzky, Jordan, Barkley, Bird, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, Wilt Chamberlain, and Ali all had personal issues that many people in our society consider immoral, but they are listed on several all-time greatest athletes list for their professional accomplishments.
The real deal

Elwood, IN

#10 Nov 14, 2006
PacerFan wrote:
Being a millionaire does not make you a good man nor does it guarantee entrance into heaven that your religion surely preaches. A man's character and reputation is much more important than his checking account. A thug with million dollars is still a thug.
Is a man that assist a teammate/co worker that had a cup spit/backwash thrown in his face a THUG? I wish I had a hidden camera so I can go to every person job and throw something in your face. A vast majority of the people calling these young men thugs, would react in the same manner. It's funny the President can send our troops to war for the last few years, seeking weapons of mass destruction and haven't found a BB gun, but a basketball player that get's in a fight is a thug, and doesn't deserve to be a millionaire. Something is very wrong with that picture.
Chris

Erlanger, KY

#11 Nov 14, 2006
The thing about the All-Star ballot is that it does not matter about their personality. This is the place where they pick the players with the most skills, the players who they feel deserve to be recognized among the best in the league. Can someone who is claiming these guys are thugs please show me where in the ALL-STAR voting there is a catagory for best personality or most popular. It is based on their skills as a ball player so go knock on them somewhere else so that you can go to your 9 dollar an hour job and snicker some more.
The real deal

Elwood, IN

#12 Nov 14, 2006
Chris wrote:
The thing about the All-Star ballot is that it does not matter about their personality. This is the place where they pick the players with the most skills, the players who they feel deserve to be recognized among the best in the league. Can someone who is claiming these guys are thugs please show me where in the ALL-STAR voting there is a catagory for best personality or most popular. It is based on their skills as a ball player so go knock on them somewhere else so that you can go to your 9 dollar an hour job and snicker some more.
I agree with you 100%, I guess misery loves company.
playa hater

Daly City, CA

#13 Nov 14, 2006
April Magee wrote:
It is amazing how much envy and jealous drips from the people who post comments on this page. Most are on the outside looking in. Weekend warriors, sofa surveyors, people who generally will never make a mark in this world, except for the ratings they contribute to some sporting event. Alas, you can call these men thugs and you somehow bring them down to level that they deserve. In your eyes they do not deserve to millionares, while you have to work a 9 to 5 or at some factory job. I just hope you have other passions and ambition besides your venomous envy and jealousy you hoard and hide in your hearts and then sneak(without your names) and put on these comment sheets. How about passion for your God? Salvation? Loving your neighbor as yourself? Judging yourself first, before you begin to examine others? I guess that self examination is what makes me feel pity for you poor guys, instead of anger.
April Magee
April, please thump your bible somewhere else or in a more appropriate forum. We are trying to hate on our NBA athletes (Ok, the Pacers are more like CBA athletes) but you are really killing the mood. Besides, your ramblings confuse and make no sense to me. Furthermore, your tone suggests that you may be a little unstable...or maybe you are dating a Pacer. Either way you frighten me. Help.
jct

Ft Mitchell, KY

#14 Nov 14, 2006
April Magee wrote:
It is amazing how much envy and jealous drips from the people who post comments on this page. Most are on the outside looking in. Weekend warriors, sofa surveyors, people who generally will never make a mark in this world, except for the ratings they contribute to some sporting event. Alas, you can call these men thugs and you somehow bring them down to level that they deserve. In your eyes they do not deserve to millionares, while you have to work a 9 to 5 or at some factory job. I just hope you have other passions and ambition besides your venomous envy and jealousy you hoard and hide in your hearts and then sneak(without your names) and put on these comment sheets. How about passion for your God? Salvation? Loving your neighbor as yourself? Judging yourself first, before you begin to examine others? I guess that self examination is what makes me feel pity for you poor guys, instead of anger.
April Magee
I personally have made negative comments on this column. And after reading your comment, I am going to apologize. I'm sorry. Never again will I not think it thru before I do any personal commenting. I swear!!!
jct

Ft Mitchell, KY

#15 Nov 14, 2006
playa hater wrote:
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April, please thump your bible somewhere else or in a more appropriate forum. We are trying to hate on our NBA athletes (Ok, the Pacers are more like CBA athletes) but you are really killing the mood. Besides, your ramblings confuse and make no sense to me. Furthermore, your tone suggests that you may be a little unstable...or maybe you are dating a Pacer. Either way you frighten me. Help.
PLAYA HATER ... I've thought it thru and I'm gonna say this ... "KISS OFF"!!!
Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#16 Nov 15, 2006
The real deal wrote:
<quoted text>
Is a man that assist a teammate/co worker that had a cup spit/backwash thrown in his face a THUG? I wish I had a hidden camera so I can go to every person job and throw something in your face. A vast majority of the people calling these young men thugs, would react in the same manner. It's funny the President can send our troops to war for the last few years, seeking weapons of mass destruction and haven't found a BB gun, but a basketball player that get's in a fight is a thug, and doesn't deserve to be a millionaire. Something is very wrong with that picture.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Stephen Jackson didn't have the cup of "whatever" thrown on him. That would have been Ron Artest.
Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#17 Nov 15, 2006
April Magee wrote:
It is amazing how much envy and jealous drips from the people who post comments on this page. Most are on the outside looking in. Weekend warriors, sofa surveyors, people who generally will never make a mark in this world, except for the ratings they contribute to some sporting event. Alas, you can call these men thugs and you somehow bring them down to level that they deserve. In your eyes they do not deserve to millionares, while you have to work a 9 to 5 or at some factory job. I just hope you have other passions and ambition besides your venomous envy and jealousy you hoard and hide in your hearts and then sneak(without your names) and put on these comment sheets. How about passion for your God? Salvation? Loving your neighbor as yourself? Judging yourself first, before you begin to examine others? I guess that self examination is what makes me feel pity for you poor guys, instead of anger.
April Magee
April, Please come back to reality. Being a millionaire does not make you a good person, or even a good basketball player. In my opinion, Stephen Jackson is neither. As for making my mark on the world, we can all do that without setting foot on a basketball court. There are many charities out there that need our help. And while I may never make the news for that, itís no less important. That said I called Stephen Jackson a thug, because thatís what I see him as. It has nothing to do with him being rich, or being a basketball player. Heís a thug because he was in a fight that involved beating a handicap man, gunfire, and he himself was assaulted with a car. This isnít even mentioning the marijuana that was found on the scene. THIS makes them thugs. And for the person claiming that happens in every city in every night club, those people are thugs too. Look up the definition of a thug. They fit the description perfectly.
chris

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Nov 15, 2006
Is anyone else questioning why Marquis Daniels is on this list when hes only averaging 5.7 points a game in 20 minutes per game. I mean come on the people who make the balllot should be ashamded of themselves
Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#19 Nov 15, 2006
chris wrote:
Is anyone else questioning why Marquis Daniels is on this list when hes only averaging 5.7 points a game in 20 minutes per game. I mean come on the people who make the balllot should be ashamded of themselves
Oh I completely agree. We may not like Jackson or others on that team, but at least I can understand why they are on the ballot. Daniels?!? Yea right.
M Helm

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 15, 2006
Not to take away from what these 4 players do....

But where is Danny Granger on this list? Surely he should be on the list if Marquis made it....?

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