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Best Guards in the East

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Best Guards in the East"

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Have I really not yet blogged on how ridiculous it is that Allen Iverson is an Eastern Conference All-Star starter? It’s ridiculous! Here’s some comparison cases:

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These are three Eastern Conference guards who are scoring more efficiently than Iverson, grabbing more rebounds than Iverson, turning the ball over less than Iverson, and dishing out more assists than Iverson. Are we supposed to believe that defensive prowess is making up the difference? And this is hardly the result of an exhaustive search. And besides the guards who are better than Iverson on all four of these metrics, there are plenty of guards who are better on two or three.

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