Anyone who follows the NBA regularly knows the fans never vote the players actually having the best seasons into the starting line-up for the All-Star Game. More often than not, it’s some collection of the most famous players in the NBA, a few of which are inevitably hurt or one or two years past their primes. This year, however, thanks to the community over at 4Chan, the players who start the game might well collectively be the least talented and the lightest since the early days of the National Basketball Association.
According to The Daily Dot, the plan, called both “White Men Can Jump” and the “Cream Team”, involves 4Chan users voting for ten white dudes to try and stack the starting line-up with a goofy, 1950s-looking motley crew. There are actually a fair amount of really good white players in the West. Unfortunately, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio have all missed significant chunks of the season due to injuries. And the East, well, the East is in such poor shape with white dudes that 4Chan is advising users vote for Kris Humphries, Jose Calderon and Kirk Hinrich among others.
In the past, 4Chan users have been extremely successful at manipulating pole votes to their liking. They netted North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un almost six million votes in Time’s Person Of The Year contest and even generated a ton of support for wild potential Mountain Dew flavors. Results for the NBA All-Star game will be announced in installments over the next month plus; so, there will be no way to know whether the “Cream Team” has gotten any traction until then. We’ll keep you updated.
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