By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
The NBA took a step away from labeling player with traditional and slightly outdated positions. The League announced Tuesday that it is doing away with center position on the All-Star Game fan ballots. In its place, the league is simply going to list frontcourt players, lumping all forwards and centers in one group called frontcourt players. TNT's David Aldridge broke the story on NBA.com and used the Spurs' Tim Duncan as the example for doing away with the positions in the All Star Game, even calling it the "Duncan Dilemma."
For years, for example, the Spurs have listed Tim Duncan as a power forward, even though everyone on earth knew he was their starting center. And so when it came to All-Star balloting, Duncan would take up a forward spot in a very crowded field of Western Conference stars instead of his logical spot in the middle. This was good for Duncan, who surely would have made his 13 All-Star teams anyway, but it often cost another forward a shot."
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