Friday, January 16, 2009

Obama's In. Now Go Use Your Vote For Something Really Important.

If you're old like me, you remember when virginal forward AC Green was voted to start over Hall of Fame (and in-his-prime) power forward Karl Malone. Now, the Mailman isn't the most popular superstar ever; he made his share of enemies and has plenty of detractors. But AC Green? Sheesh.

Only you can keep Yi from starting. And he still might start because, hey, China is taking over. If the metric system makes you nervous, just wait until forks are outlawed.

So, go vote for your favorite NBA All-Stars. Now. Before it's too late. Kevin Garnett thanks you. Paul Pierce thanks you. The Committee for Keeping The All Star Team for All Stars thanks you.

Voting got me thinking about the all-star rock hoops team. This will be an evolving list as more research goes on, but for now:

Point Guard: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) is a huge hoops fan. Originally Pearl Jam was called Mookie Blaylock, after the former Michigan guard. (Funny how the poster says Formerly Mother Love Bone, when lead singer Andy Wood was dead, as was anything that sounded like that band.)

Shooting Guard: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) might be shorter than Eddie, but we're playing smallball, ok? And with all his incessant slapping, one has to guess that Flea's a pretty relentless defender.

Small Forward:Win Butler (Arcade Fire), apparently has some experience with roundball, though we'll probably have to buy him some shorts. My guess is that we should get the Spurs' road uni's, just to stay in character.

Power Forward: Nels Cline (Wilco, solo) has a real Detlef Schrempf thing going on.

Center: Thurston Moore
(Sonic Youth) or Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil), just because of the stigma that, if you're tall, you should be a basketball player.

Who did I miss?

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