We just ended the 2012 presidential election, however it is time to vote again folks. Yes it’s that time of year to start sending in your 2013 NBA All-Star ballots. Voting has come super early this year, after all we are only eight games into the regular season. Four of our very own Chicago Bulls have the oppurtunity to be a starter for team east! Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng.
You can also vote for Taj Gibson as a reserve.
Then there is also that slap across the face to all Bulls fans; Derrick Rose is not on the ballot, for the first time since his rookie season we will not be seeing DRose light up the all-star court. Which of course is fine he is beasting it up in his rehab and taking his time making sure his knee is in tip top shape for the playoffs, not for a pick up game in Houston.
It’s great to see our guys getting some All-star recognition, however with the way the bulls have started the season, do we really have five All-stars?
Aside from Luol and Joakim, who have put the team on their backs and have done a tremendous job leading the team. We have Carlos Boozer who seems to only play like an All-star only when it’s fitting for him or to just get the media off his back for a day. Kirk Hinrich seems worthy of his nomination, when he sat out against Boston monday night it deeply hurt us his defense is on point and he is doing an excellent job as our point guard.
Taj Gibson is our leader on the bench and he is improving exceptionally well, I think he definitely deserves to be a reserve, I’d hope that the nomination would fill him up with motivation, knowing that he’s an all star and he would be on his way to be a potential starter next year.
We have until January 14th to vote for our Bulls, and we find out just how many of them will make the cut on a live one hour special held on TNT January 17th. Who knows maybe all of these nominations will jazz up the guys and they will truly play like the All-Stars they know they can be. It’s humbling to the Bulls that they’re getting some much needed attention without Derrick Rose.
We all know our guys have all the potential in the world to be the number 1 team in the leauge. With everybody watching now and fans paying close attention to how they’re playing and to see who gets what vote lets see if the Bulls turn it up a few notches and play like the Allstars they are destined to be.
But at the very least make sure you all vote for the Bulls, because who wants a Miami Heat dominated roster?