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All-Star dilemma just starting for Spoelstra

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08:07 AM ET 02.06 | Should Erik Spoelstra give his own player, Chris Bosh, a starting nod in the All-Star Game -- or replace a point guard with a point guard and hand the honor to Cleveland's Kyrie Irving? Spoelstra suggested on Sunday in Toronto that he would start Bosh. ... Spoelstra will not have many responsibilities during All-Star weekend, but it is his job to name a replacement starter for Rajon Rondo, the Celtics guard who recently tore a knee ligament and is out for the season. Spoelstra didn't come out and say he was going to use his authority to start Bosh, but he offered a big hint. "Look, I've only given this thought for the last nine minutes, but I will tell you this, unequivocally, that my loyalties, first and foremost are always with the Miami Heat."

The Miami Herald

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February 6, 2013  08:19 AM ET

3 starting Miami players and no point guard on it?

give me a break...everyone knows it should go to Irving and Spoelstra will take flak for it if it isnt...

having a carrot out there for Kyrie though would not be a bad thing though.....I cannot wait until the next Heat/Cavs game if Spoelstra disprespects Kyrie- trust me, itll be must see Tv

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February 6, 2013  09:08 AM ET

I can understand Spoelstra's dilemma-he does not want to play favorites nor does he want to alienate the other player by inserting a rookie into the starting lineup. Personally I think that it will go well either way--players won't rebel or push Kyrie out and Bosh already has a high reputation as one of the top PFs in the league. So it's a win/win, right?

February 6, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Bosh Is Not A Point Guard, Bro.

February 6, 2013  09:47 AM ET

How's this even a story.. I can't get this time back in my life..

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February 6, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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LTCF should team up with Apple and figure that out - so that Apple can advocate playing Melo at all positions for 48 minutes as well...And then they should share the secret with DJ, so DJ can advocate playing Kobe at all 5 positions for 48 minutes...Eventually, Russ will want in, so that he can play Westbrook at all 5 positions....

Now that was just a dumb comment. Not many players can play all five positions, let alone for 48 minutes. Not even Magic Johnson could do that my friend.

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February 6, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Hey, LeBron played some point in Cleveland. Dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, shoot.

February 6, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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3 starting Miami players and no point guard on it? give me a break...everyone knows it should go to Irving and Spoelstra will take flak for it if it isnt...having a carrot out there for Kyrie though would not be a bad thing though.....I cannot wait until the next Heat/Cavs game if Spoelstra disprespects Kyrie- trust me, itll be must see Tv

Exactly...shouldn't even be a thought, story, or after-thought....

February 6, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Bosh should not start and this is from a Heat fan.

The next highest votes at Rondo's spot should get the nod.

Sub in Bosh and play him as much as you like, just don't start him.

February 6, 2013  11:15 AM ET

He doesn't owe it to no one , bottom line is Spoelstra has earned the right to choose his own player , most coaches in the league will always side with their own anyways. It would also be nice to stick it to Cleveland and that obnoxious idiot owner of their's again ..

 
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