"Never shy from speaking his mind, Charles Barkley went on record about his feelings towards fans voting for NBA All-Star starters.
Barkley, an 11 time All-Star, said he thinks people should not be allowed to vote for who starts in an All-Star game, pointing to the selection of Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard this season as a "travesty" committed by the fans.
Howard, a six-time All-Star, is in the midst of a sub par season, though even at less-than-full-strength he is widely regarded as one of the top centers in the Western Conference. He is averaging 17.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in his first season with the Lakers and hasn't missed a game despite claiming he still hasn't recovered 100 percent from lingering back problems. Garnett, 36, though certainly no longer "da kid," a nickname given to him in his earlier years, is still among the better power forwards in the Eastern Conference. A 14 time All-Star, he is averaging 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds for the Celtics, his worst stats since the 2009-10 season."
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