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Mo Williams
“I’ll make my boss use a word that don’t mean nothin’, like looptid”

Because of Jameer Nelson’s shoulder injury, an All Star replacement player was needed for the Eastern Conference, and Ray Allen was chosen as Nelson’s substitute. Needless to say, the news of the Allen selection — which I think is based SOLELY on this performance … You know, fresh in the mind of the selectors, and all that — went over in Cleveland about as well as news of Pittsburgh’s sixth Super Bowl ring, especially with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.

Quoth the LeBron beholden:

“Ben Wallace was right when he called Mo originally being passed over for the All-Star game a shamockery,” Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a tongue-in-cheek e-mail to The Associated Press. “But not naming him as the natural and obvious replacement for the unfortunately injured Jameer Nelson is stupidiculous, idillogical and preposterageous.”

Speaking of LeBron, this echoes James’ statements, albeit humorously, about Williams’ snub being a smack in the face to the Cavaliers. Apparently, they don’t like that “one-man gang” label very much at all. Consider how well Williams has meshed with LeBron and how well they have been playing this season, it’s easy to understand why.