Do the math: Being selected to an NBA All-Star team is a lofty accomplishment. Only two dozen players each year make the rosters. Given the nearly 400 players that play in the league, it's only natural that it could lead to a loftier self-evaluation of a player's abilities or worth. Which, in turns, has pitfalls like comfort and complacency. So enter the Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, selected to the team for the first time and a 14-minute, four-point player in Sunday night's 152-149 Western Conference win here at Amway Center. Does being selected to such an elite circle make him think he's reached a peak, make him think he's achieved — with no incentive to do more?
Marc Gasol maintains his reserve in All-Star Game victory
Memphis Commercial Appeal | Feb 27