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Layups: Where Do the All-Stars Come From?

Posted by Neil Paine on February 13, 2009

The Painted Area has a really cool post on the Friday before All-Star Weekend about the demographics of this year's ASG rosters. Two of their bigger findings: the South is suddenly a big-time hotbed in terms of producing great players (KG, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Danny Granger, Amare Stoudemire, Mo Williams, Ray Allen, etc.), and the fact that New York City, the mecca of basketball for so long, is absent from the rosters (unless you're counting David West's Jersey roots, which is to me a huge stretch). Where is the Dolph Schayes, the Bob Cousy, the Julius Erving, or the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of this generation? Instead, today's NYC prospects have too often been flops like Sebastian Telfair and Omar Cook... Why is that? Anyway, you can read more about NBA player demographics at Depressed Fan, as well as Henry's response at TrueHoop.

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