I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Kevin Love isn't going to be an All-Star this year. I'm about 90% certain that stats won't matter and that someone like David West would get voted in ahead of him because he has the privilege of playing with Chris Paul. It's not something I agree with, but there's no use in worrying about it beyond trying to vote him in.
But Love's likely omission from the All-Star Game until his team hovers closer to .500 brings up an interesting historical sidenote: players who lead the league in rebounding are in no way locks to make the ASG. Ben Wallace made it 1 of the 2 years he led the league; Dennis Rodman made it twice, period, despite having a stranglehold on the rebounding titles for the mid-90s. There are examples with other stats (Andre Miller, Rod Strickland, Mark Jackson, most of the league leaders in steals), but it seems strange that an honor based so much on stats, at the end of the day, is about and only about showcasing the league's 10 most popular players along with the 1-3 best players on playoff teams.
The poll is listed below, but what is your general opinion about the title question?
Should major stats leaders (PPG, RPG, APG, SPG, BPG) be All-Stars?
Always (14 votes)
Only if they're on a playoff team (0 votes)
Only if they're on an above-.500 team (2 votes)
Only if they're one of the 15 best players in their conference (50 votes)
66 total votes