Friday, January 29, 2010

NBA All Star rosters set, who made it and who didn't

The NBA All Star game in Dallas is poised to break the record for most people to attend any basketball game in the US. 80,000+ tickets have already been sold for the game scheduled on Feb 12 at Cowboys Stadium. Yesterday the reserves were announced. Every year there are several guys who are worthy of the All Star tag but only a select few can make the cut. The Coaches turned in their picks late Tue and this is what they came up with. NBA All-Star Game reserves Eastern Conference Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks Western Conference Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets Deron Williams, Utah Jazz Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies In my opinion this is exactly how I would of picked the teams outside of one guy. I would of picked David Lee over Horford. Horford has been good this year but I think Lee's impact this season has been nothing short of spectacular. He is one of 3 guys averaging a double double this year( 19 pts, 11 reb). The Coaches seemed to reward winning. All players chosen as reserves come from teams that are in the playoff picture. I also noticed that there are 7 guys who are making the All Star team for the 1st time. Kevin Durant and Deron Williams highlight this group as they should of been All Stars last year. Derrick Rose, Gerald Wallace, Zach Randolph, Rajon Rondo and Al Horford round out the list of new comers. The midseason classic should be another great one. The NBA's best will be on stage and with the likes of Kobe, Lebron, D Wade, and D Howard there will be plenty of ohh's and aww's. The 2010 NBA All Star game has the makings of being and unforgettable event. If you have DVR you better set it for this one. RP
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