I understand that Stern likely took this as an opportunity to pick the next biggest star so people will tune in to the game.
But let's say he really is going by the coaches' votes. Did the coaches really vote Kidd ahead of Monta? Based on chatter you would have to assume Brooks was voted ahead of him as well.
Is it possible that Monta is hated by the other coaches for the moped thing, or is there another reason he had no chance of getting into the All Star game?
Monta would be way more exciting to watch on Sunday than Kidd, Brooks, Roy...just about anyone else, and entertainment is what this game is all about.