The All-Star power forward underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his ailing left knee Tuesday, and will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.
Love began suffering from a sore left knee Saturday against the Denver Nuggets and underwent an MRI the following day, though it didn’t reveal any structural damage. Following the initial results, he sought out a second opinion that led to his decision to undergo surgery.
Kevin Love is currently averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. He for sure deserved to be on the All-Star roster this year. Buuuut now that he doesn’t have two knees for at least 6 weeks, it’s time to immediately replace him on the All-Star roster.
But who should be his injury replacement?
Look, I get that the NBA changed the voting so that fan votes weigh less but that entirely defeats the purpose of the game. It’s an exhibition match put on for the fans. It’s literally supposed to be a popularity contest.
I say all of that to say, there is no reason why Carmelo Anthony isn’t on the All-Star team this year. He’s averaging 23.4 and 6.1 boards. He is carrying the New York Knicks on his back this year and he’s having a bigger impact on the floor than Kevin Love is in Cleveland. Obviously, their roles are different but that’s not the point.
There is no reason that Carmelo isn’t an all star right now and this is the NBA’s opportunity to correct their original mistake. Part of me thinks Melo called up JR Smith for a favor and JR personally destroyed Love’s knee because you know for a fact that Carmelo has some disgusting and dark blackmail on JR.
So who should be the Kevin Love all star replacement?
Honestly, probably Joel Embiid. But like, he has a bad knee too so yea, by default, Carmelo Anthony should be in the all star game.
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