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It’s been well stated by just about anyone who follows the Detroit Pistons that Andre Drummond got a raw deal when it came to the NBA All-Star game.  He was clearly better all season than the reserves that were picked in front of him.

Did the team he plays for and their record play a part in the selection process? Probably, but that doesn’t mean it was fair.

Dunkin' DrummondWell Mr. Drummond made sure that he made a statement on All-Star Friday night during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge with a record 25 rebounds, and adding 30 points while leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night and winning the MVP award..

Dre just didn’t care, he went after everything and that was evident from the start. Besides making a statement with the rebounding record, Andre dunked everything in sight.

To just anyone that follows the Pistons it’s what we expected from a young man that we hope this team will be built around in the future, but does that mean the NBA and the average fan took notice on Valentines day?

I think so.


Andre is everyone’s fantasy come true.  I can confirm that he’s put my Fantasy Basketball team in first place with his stats, but more importantly he’s putting my Pistons on the map with is extraordinary play.  And I’m pretty sure he went out of his way to prove his point.

The good thing for Andre is that he did two things.  He avoided the ridiculous 2014 All-Star uniforms, while proving he’s got what it takes to be the next NBA Super Star even if he plays for the Detroit Pistons.

All Hail the MVP!

Andre Drummond mvp

The NBA shouldn’t’ make a mistake like this again….but they will.

 

 

SwedetastocThough we in the D think he should have made the 1st.

Via Pistons.com

“Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry and Brandon Jennings – the three Rookie of the Year front-runners, the award Evans won on Thursday – were joined on the first team by Taj Gibson and Darren Collison. Jerebko was named to the second team along with two lottery picks, James Harden and Jonny Flynn, and two other second-rounders, DeJaun Blair and Marcus Thornton.

Jerebko finished the season with averages of 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in nearly 28 minutes a game, shooting .481. He started 73 games, the most by a Pistons rookie since Kelly Tripucka started all 82 in 1981-82. Jerebko finished third among rookies in rebounding, behind Chicago’s Gibson and San Antonio’s Blair, fifth in minutes, eighth in steals and 10th in scoring.”