Iverson and Anthony strongly overshadow Camby in popularity and media attention.“They are great players that will be on the team,” Camby said about Iverson and Anthony.
Camby will be hurt by tough competition from a long list of deserving forwards, including Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Utah’s Carlos Boozer, Phoenix’s Shawn Marion, Dallas’ Josh Howard and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Elton Brand.
Could Denver have three all-stars in a likely addition of guard Allen Iverson, Anthony and Camby?
“But I’m not going to cross my fingers and be let down.” What’s next: NBA commissioner David Stern will pick Yao’s replacement.
Western Conference coaches will pick seven West all-star reserves who will be announced Thursday.
“I don’t think that’s necessary if you’re out there playing your (butt) off and trying to help the team win. “It affected other people more than it affected me. “If I played for my dad it’s a whole different realm. But how do you deal with relationships with teammates? Footnotes The Boston Celtics are the front-runner to land Memphis center Pau Gasol. Word is that the formula to land swingman Maggette via trade is a decent veteran, a good young player and a future first-round pick. BDA Sports vice president of marketing Bill Sanders laughed at the rumor that Houston Rockets all-star center Yao Ming, one of his company’s clients, was dating actress Nia Long.
If you’re not playing hard and messing up off the court, I can understand. My teammates, coaches and the staff, it was rattling them more than me.” The booing ended Jan. There is a lot of different variables.” After a tumultuous tenure in Oakland, Dunleavy is now in bliss in Indianapolis. The Celtics are dangling talented young forward Al Jefferson and several draft picks. “If he is dating Nia Long, then I’m dating Paris Hilton,” Sanders said. Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony’s fiancée, La La Vasquez, said last week that her pregnancy was going well and that her baby boy was on schedule to be born soon after NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas in February. One NBA agent said rumblings that Ohio State center Greg Oden is seriously considering staying in school are getting louder.Missing 16 games before Western Conference coaches voted for reserves last season likely cost the 6-foot-11, 235-pounder an all-star roster spot despite solid statistics.He finished last season averaging 12.8 points, career-highs of 11.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game and led the NBA with 3.29 blocked shots per game.Before the 2005-06 season, expectations grew much greater when the Warriors signed him to five-year, million contract.And after Dunleavy started last season slowly, Golden State fans began booing him after any mistake was made at home.Dallas’ Avery Johnson, Denver’s George Karl and Phoenix’s Mike D’Antoni deserve mention. SIXTH MAN Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon Comment: Gordon is averaging a team-best 21.3 points off the bench.