According to the U.S. Patent Office, December 1, 1885, is recognized as the first day Dr. Pepper was served. The crisp, refreshing beverage once hailed as “America’s Most Misunderstood Soft Drink.” Maybe I am just parched at the moment, but by that descriptive could one make the case that the San Antonio Spurs are basketball’s Dr. Pepper? "America's Most Misunderstood NBA Team." Minus the High-fructose corn syrup. Unless, of course, it is the Original Dr. Pepper with cane sugar.
But, I digress.
As detailed in my column this week, the NBA recently released the 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot. The game is February 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Starters will be announced January 27 at 6pm on TNT.
How does one cast his or her vote?
Methods of voting:
At the bottom of the online ballot, the voter can write in the “Matt Bonner” of his or her choosing.
Realistically, Matt Bonner won’t make the Western Conference All Star team. However, I am confident he will be a participant in the 3-point Shootout.
Remember to avoid the ubiquitous High-fructose corn syrup. That includes avoiding basketball’s own High-fructose corn syrup - LeBron James.
Vote often (once every 24 hours).