Utah Jazz notebook: Art Garcia apologizes to Paul Millsap for ballot snub

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  • 42istheanswer SLC, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Big shocker a Jazz player didn't win the popularity contest.

  • True Blue Fullerton, CA
    Nov. 19, 2010 3:00 p.m.

    Isn't the All-Star Game in February? It is absolutely ridiculous that the ballot is decided on before the season starts. You think they would have learned from the mess they created last year with AI and T-Mac. They need to release the ballot in January. That way they would make sure players that are All-Star material THAT YEAR (not the previous year) are the ones getting voted in.

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Nov. 19, 2010 2:57 p.m.

    It is a popularity contest, but we all want to be popular, or at least have our hard work recognized. I like his response. Not unlike Deron Williams after a similar snub a few years ago - somethng like "It would probably bother me if we were playing better."

    I like this team. Fully loaded with guys that want to be in Utah and are dedicated to the program.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    All star game is a joke. Nothing more than popularity contest.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:29 a.m.

    Getting on the ballot is one thing. getting selected to the all-star team is another because fans will vote for who they know. You know Shaq will be there and he hasn't been deserving for years. They always says that the fans should for for the team because the game belongs to the fans. While that might be true, I still wish the coaches would select all the players because they have to coach agains guys like Paul and they know what his real worth is.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 10:50 a.m.

    Don't worry Paul, you will be invited to the All-star game probably for the rest of your career if you keep working hard and helping your team win games. You are an elite player! You are the reason the Jazz did not bring Boozer back. Your class and character will put you in a category above others! You are a true pro and I love your game. Keep working hard and it will pay off!
    GO JAZZ!!!

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    Keep chilled out Paul....this is only about Pride Rock. Your superior play is what life is about right now and forever. We love and respect you for who and what you are. With that said, go out and be a big factor against the Spurs tonight.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:43 a.m.

    If Milsap keeps playing like this, the coaches will put him on the team. That is probably more meaningful, any way. I watched Mathews play last night. Considering Roy's problems, Mathews was probably a good decision for the Blazers

  • gomiman Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    Millsap's only real chance is for a coach's pick anyway, so I don't see that this hurts his chances. I think he's a shoe-in if he keeps this up (and I see no reason why he won't). Of course, I guess with the politics of it all, maybe shoe-in is the wrong word. Maybe "deserving".

    He wouldn't be voted in by the fans anyway though.

    That said, being on the ballot is more of a form of recognition by the league, which he more than deserved.