It did seem a bit odd to just eliminate the position all together.
If they are going to do that, they might as well just take the best 12 players regardless of position. Dwight who comments on everything these days had this to say.
“I don’t like it at all,” emphatically stated the three-time defensive player of the year. “We work just as hard as anybody else. I don’t think it’s fair to take away a position which has been here for life. You need a center on the court. So I don’t think it’s right. That’s like taking away a guard. That’s how I feel.
“It’s been that way since they started All-Star Games, so why change it now? Because centers shoot 3’s now?”