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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.

 

 

Just because there will be not #Pistons player in the NBA All Star game doesn’t mean Detroit fans can’t get something out of it.  I’m giving away 2 FLuD Special Limited Edition All Star Game Watches.

NBA Watches: Go To Timepieces for ALL STAR WEEKEND 2013 Watch and Accessories maker Flud, continues its partnership with the NBA by launching two commemorative Limited Edition timepieces in honor of the 62nd Annual NBA All Star Game which will be played on Sunday, February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Flud is teaming up with the world’s biggest leaders in basketball…the NBA. These celebratory timepieces come in two colors, white and black with flexible and comfortable 3ATM water resistant bands. The watches will launch exclusively at the SF2 boutique in Houston on Friday, February 15 during All Star Weekend.  This limited edition collaboration gives you style and comfort while you root on your favorite players. Be sure to get yours while they last. The watches will be available for purchase at the SF2 Boutique or thefludway.com but you can win one here at Need4Sheed.com.

Win an All Star Game Watch at Need4Sheed.com

How to Win:
Follow me on twitter @Need4Sheed_com

And tweet this out:
Follow @Need4Sheed_com and RT to win a #SheedTastic 2013 NBA All Star Game Limited Edition Watch from @fludwatches http://bit.ly/X7TiXZ

I’ll pick the winners at random on Sunday Night during the 2013 NBA All Star Game.
Good Luck!

The Winners are:
Winners of the NBA All Star Game Limited Edition Watch from @FludWatches are @MissRoseAngel & @Cpappas36NBA

How great is Jason Maxiell for repping Jonas Jerebko with the viking helmet at the Rookie – Sophomore game?

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Swedetastic in my book!

Check out the clip of JJ’s intro, and All Star Dunk and Jason cheering Jonas on.

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SwedetasticI just wanted to remind everyone that Jonas Jerebko will be playing in the Rookie – Sophomore game Tonight (Friday) in Dallas.   I’m expecting a ton of Swedetastic highlights from Jonas.  I have a feeling he won’t disappoint.

Tip is at 9:00 PM EST on TNT, but if you want some inside info, @Ludiker a member of Team Need4Sheed is at the game tonight and promised us the scoop on what Jonas is doing in Dallas.  Make sure you are following @Ludiker and expect some live Tweeting during the game.

Rodney Stuckey is set to represent the Detroit Pistons in the Rookie – Sophomore game tonight to kick off the All Star Festivities in Phoenix.

Rodney Stuckey All Star Game

Rookie Team Roster

Michael Beasley (Heat) F 6-9 245 Kansas State
Rudy Fernandez (Trail Blazers) G-F 6-6 185 Spain
Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) C 7-1 265 Spain
Eric Gordon (Clippers) G 6-3 222 Indiana
Brook Lopez (Nets) C 7-0 260 Stanford
O.J. Mayo (Grizzlies) G 6-4 210 USC
Greg Oden (Trail Blazers) C 7-0 285 Ohio State
Derrick Rose (Bulls) G 6-3 190 Memphis
Russell Westbrook (Thunder) G 6-3 187 UCLA

Head Coach — TBD
Assistant Coach — Dwyane Wade

Sophomore Team roster

Aaron Brooks (Rockets) G 6-0 161 Oregon
Wilson Chandler (Knicks) F 6-8 220 DePaul
Kevin Durant (Thunder) G-F 6-9 215 Texas
Jeff Green (Thunder) F 6-9 235 Georgetown
Al Horford (Hawks) F-C 6-10 245 Florida
Luis Scola (Rockets) F-C 6-9 245 Argentina
Al Thornton (Clippers) F 6-8 220 Florida State
Rodney Stuckey (Pistons) G 6-5 205 Eastern Washington
Thaddeus Young (Sixers) F 6-8 220 Georgia Tech

Head Coach — TBD
Assistant Coach — Dwight Howard

Tip off is at 9:00 PM on TNT, don’t miss Rodney in he first All Star weekend appearance.

Tayshaun Prince did not make the All Star Team again this year. I know we have been pushing for Tay to make the squad for years, but with everything that has been going on with the team, Prince really stood out when Detroit needed him.

He deserved a spot, but it truly would have been hard to deny Danny Granger with the year he’s been having.

Next year is Tay’s for sure. Right?

Oh and congrats to Chauncey, who made the team for the West. It’s going to be hard to root against him whatever team he’s on.

For the tenth time in his career, Allen Iverson is heading to the All-Star game and has earned a starting guard spot alongside Dwayne Wade. From the Free Press:

There’s something to be said for being a tough little guy.

Though his production this season is well below his career averages, 6-foot Pistons shooting guard Allen Iverson will again start an All-Star Game, Feb. 15 in Phoenix.

Though his production this season is well below his career averages, 6-foot Pistons shooting guard Allen Iverson will again start an All-Star Game, Feb. 15 in Phoenix.“It’s always an honor to be named an All-Star and it’s a blessing to be in this league,” Iverson said in a released statement. “Being named an All-Star starter makes it that much more special. The fact that the fans have voted me onto the team makes this a great honor and it’s truly appreciated.”

This will be Iverson’s 10th trip to the midwinter event. He got 1,804,649 votes, good for second among Eastern Conference guards. Miami’s Dwyane Wade will start alongside him. The East’s frontcourt is forwards LeBron James (Cleveland) and Kevin Garnett (Boston) and center Dwight Howard (Orlando).

Will Tayshaun finally see the All-Star light this season? Will Rodney play himself in as a reserve? Those ideas certainly have been tossed around in these parts before.

Do you think any other Pistons have a shot at an All-Star appearance?