Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss which players were the biggest All-Star snubs from the East and West.
Who Were the Biggest NBA All-Star Snubs?
Last week, the NBA announced this year’s All-Star starters from each conference.
The East’s starters will be Kyle Lowry, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. The West’s starters will be Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
Tonight, the NBA announced the All-Star reserves for each team and there were a number of surprises.
Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, Paul Millsap, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas and DeMar DeRozan round out the All-Star roster for the East.
Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, James Harden and LaMarcus Aldridge round out the roster for the West.
The All-Star reserves are selected by the NBA’s coaches, and they must choose two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild-card players of any position.
While the coaches typically do a good job, each year there are inevitably players who are labeled All-Star snubs since the rosters aren’t very big and fans are very passionate about their favorite players.
Now that we know which players will compete in the 65th All-Star Game in Toronto on Feb. 14, let’s discuss which players had a strong case to be selected but were left out of the midseason exhibition. I talked about that with CineSport’s Brian Clark in the video above.
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