Stampler and Phil Naessens discuss who the Western All-Stars should be

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In a just world the NBA would take a page out of the NHL and NFL's playbook and just choose the 24 best guys, pick a couple of legends as captains and have them pick their squads. Probably 20 of the 24 would be from the Western Conference. Also, in a just world, the Spurs would be like 12-time defending champs, and I'd be way too rich and famous to bother with this right now, but here we are.

First, the bad news: The Spurs lost yet another "signature game," this time to Portland. You may have heard something about that.

But then, the good news: No new injuries have crept up! Sort of! Except for Tony Parker's shin and Matt Bonner's nose but the former is believed to be minor and I'm legitimately excited about The Red Mamba looking somehow even goofier than normal in a mask.

The best news of all, however, is that it's time for our weekly chat with Phil Naessens, and this week's topic is who deserves to be on the Western All-Star team. You'll never guess who I stump for (hint: he scored one point against the worst team in the league), but I think my rationale almost kinda maybe doesn't make me sound like a total whack job.

Regardless, the Spurs need to have at least one guy. Can we all agree about this?

Also, Zeb from Welcome to Loud City is on and he and Phil talk all about the Eastern Conference, where I suppose they'll just pick six Pacers and six Heat and call it a day.

(Not that anyone asked me, but for the record my East All-Stars would be:

C Roy Hibbert

PF LeBron James

SF Paul George

SG Dwyane Wade

PG John Wall

and the bench would be

C Joakim Noah

PF Paul Millsap

SF Carmelo Anthony

SG Lance Stephenson

PG Kyle Lowry

PF David West

PG Kyrie Irving)

Just click the play button here because let's face it, you're not gonna hear about the Spurs on any other national show today.

In case the player above doesn't work you can listen to the entire program from Phil's site located here.

Take a listen. His show is broadcast Monday thru Friday on Max Sports Channels, Talk Superstation, Armed Forces Radio Network , Kozmik Radio, First Online Radio and Baseball Podcasts You can download the show here, and subscribe to the show's podcast here.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts of the show in the comments and offer feedback, good, bad or indifferent.

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