NBA All-Star Reserves Announced, Chris Kaman and David Lee Among Snubs
The NBA has announced reserves for the East and West All-Star teams, and the list includes a few first-timers — Deron Williams and Kevin Durant in the West, Rajon Rondo, Al Horford, Derrick Rose and Gerald Wallace in the East.
Here are the rosters:
Starters (picked by fans)
West: Kobe Bryant, Amar'e Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan and Carmelo Anthony.
East: Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett.
West: Williams, Durant, Chris Paul, Pau Gasol, Zach Randolph, Brandon Roy, Dirk Nowitzki.
East: Rose, Rondo, Wallace, Horford, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh.
Now, as they do every year, the fans messed up by electing non-deserving players Iverson, Garnett and Stoudemire to the starting lineup, which costs lesser known guys having better years the chance to play.
In the West, the coaches also messed up by taking Gasol, who's missed significant time due to injury, over both Chris Kaman and Pau's younger brother, Marc Gasol.
Chauncey Billups also had a case — what is it with Denver point guards? Rookie Ty Lawson also was snubbed from the rookie-sophomore game.
In the East, David Lee is averaging more assists than any center and putting up double-doubles every night for the Knicks, but he didn't get selected.