All star games don't win championships.
On another note, I dislike the Lakers as well. There are few respectable players on the team, and they are not fun to watch with their "triangle" offense. Even though they have changed a bit with the addition of Gary Payton. I really lost alot of respect for both Gary, and Karl Malone by selling out and going to an already strong team for less money. I am less upset about Gary Payton, since his team traded him before he was a free agent, but Karl Malone left behind a team that built around him for decades. In conclusion, I'd like to say this Laker team will never be champions in my mind, since they have no class, and no character.