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Pistons again without an All-Star, doubling their previous longest drought

Unsurprisingly, no Pistons were selected to this year’s All-Star game. That means Detroit has gone four straight years with out an All-Star (and five since a deserving All-Star, because Allen Iverson made it in 2009 only because of fan vote).

Four years without an All-Star might not seem like an eternity, but for the Pistons, it’s twice as long as their previous longest drought.

Since the NBA played its first All-Star game in 1951, 54 of the 63 contests have included at least one Detroit Piston – meaning the Pistons have been shut out only nine times. They didn’t have one in 2002, 1999 or 1994. And prior to the current run, 1980 and 1981 were the Pistons’ only consecutive All-Star-less seasons.

2 Comments

  • Jan 25, 20132:16 pm
    by XstreamINsanity

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    I’m not sure it would work, almost positive it wouldn’t, but it would be interesting to see what the All-Star game would look like if each team had to have one representative and each conference collectively got together to discuss it.  Hmmm, I think I just challenged myself for my next article on DBB.  :)

    • Jan 25, 20132:29 pm
      by tarsier

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      Well a couple things we can say for sure is that there would be a lot of undeserving players (one of Kemba and MKG ends up playing), a lot of snubs (one of CP3 and Blake Griffin doesn’t make it), and all-stars would average 16 minutes of play time in the ASG.

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