Hassan Whiteside: All-Star voting about Twitter jokes, not talent
Hassan Whiteside is excelling for the Heat this season, averaging 17.5 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
But you wouldn’t know it from All-Star fan voting, where Whiteside doesn’t even crack the top 15 among Eastern Conference frontcourt players.
I quibble with that. Talent matters, and most superstars get votes without begging for them. But for the next class of players – which includes Whiteside – teams and players campaigning can make a difference for otherwise-similar candidates.
But, mostly: Yeah. The real question is why it took Whiteside so long to figure this out.