Pat Riley--apparently still dizzy from the bitch-slapping the Mavs gave the Heat on TNT last night--had this to say to the Palm Beach Post about about the perceived All-Star snub of Alonzo Morning by the Eastern Conference coaches:
"I'm disappointed in it," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "He deserved it. Ben Wallace and the other guys who were picked, they deserve it also."
The article goes on to say...
Mourning, who started 19 games while Shaq was sidelined with an injured ankle, ranks third in the league with 2.96 blocked shots a game. His.574 field-goal percentage would lead the league if he had enough attempts. He averages 8.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game.
Are you f'ing kidding me?! So a guy who averages single digits across the board and isn't even on the floor half the time should be on the squad? Zo isn't even the most deserving big-man in his state; that title goes to Dwight Howard. It's as if the entire city of Miami is experiencing some sort of mass-dellusion brought upon by the mediocrity of their also-ran team.
Even the title of the article quoted bothers me: "Mourning OK with All-Star snub." You know what? I'm really glad Alonzo is OK with not making the All-Star team. And inspired by Zo's resolve, I'm vowing to be OK with not being appointed to the Supreme Court. After-all, I once went on a tour of the building and stood in Justice Thomas' office. That qualifies me, right?
Mourning OK with All-Star snub [Palm Beach Post]