Chris Kaman, All-Star? Don't laugh, there is a case to be made.

1/4/10 in NBA   |   guylake   |   321 respect

You remember Chris Kaman. The big, dorky white guy with the awful hair. Plays center for the Clippers. No? Not ringing a bell? Well, he's good, averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game this season. Among true centers, no one is scoring more than Kaman. Given that he plays for the Clippers, looks like the world's scariest janitor (see below) and has only shown glimpses of this level of play previous to this season, you can be excused for not being familiar with Kaman. The folks who put together the NBA All-Star ballot? Yeah, they don't have a very good excuse. Despite starting at center for the Clippers all season, Kaman does not appear on the ballot at all.

FanHouse makes the case that if the NBA were required to start an actual center in the All-Star game, Kaman should make the team. Amar'e Stoudemire is a power forward. Tim Duncan has resisted the center label ever since he joined the NBA. In short, there aren't any true centers who have put up better numbers in the Western Conference than Chris Kaman.

And make no mistake, Kaman is putting up sick numbers, especially recently, average 25.2 points over last five games. The dude is ambidextrous, scoring easily with either hand inside. His scoring average would be even higher had doctors diagnosed a vitamin D deficiency in his blood sooner. He slumped for two weeks in November-December before he was properly treated. It should be noted that with guns being all the craze in the NBA right now, Kaman has that covered too. He owns a .50 caliber rifle and likes shooting cars with it.

Oh, the janitor photo? Here it is:

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