Friday, February 6, 2009

Cavs owner calls second Williams snub "preposterageous"

Many Cleveland Cavs - and others around the league - thought Mo Williams should have been picked as an All-Star reserve. LeBron James even called it "a slap in the face." So you can imagine how upset they were when Williams was snubbed again, this time for Ray Allen, who becomes the third Celtic to be selected.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was none-too-pleased as well, and issued this statement in an e-mail to the Associated Press:
"Ben Wallace was right when he called Mo originally being passed over for the All-Star game a shamockery... But not naming him as the natural and obvious replacement for the unfortunately injured Jameer Nelson is stupidiculous, idillogical and preposterageous."
As friend of the blog Bob Mantz points out, this wreaks of the character Jackie Chiles from Seinfeld, but Gilbert is right. The Cavs have the best record in the East and will only be represented by LBJ and head coach Mike Brown. And while the Celtics aren't far behind, do we really need to see all of the "Big Three" in the game while the best team in the conference has only one player on the team?

(Photo courtesy AP)

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