HT’s All-Star Reserves Unveiled

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – At least we can’t stop arguing about it now.

Kevin Love or Blake Griffin? Ray Allen or Raymond Felton? All those debate come to an end this evening.

The All-Star reserves for both the Eastern and Western conference will be announced tonight, during a special one-hour edition of NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com  on TNT at 7 p.m. ET, before the Heat-Magic, Spurs-Lakers doubleheader. Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Chris Webber will all have their say tonight.

But we can’t wait that long.

We’re delivering HT’s picks for those coveted 14 spots (15, if you count the injury replacement selection for Yao Ming) right here and now.

Western Conference:

*Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

All-Star credentials: Perennial All-Star is one of the top 10 scorers in the league (23.2).

Russell Westbrook, Thunder

All-Star credentials: Having a career season across the board (22.5 points, 8.5 assists and 5.1 rebounds).

Deron Williams, Jazz

All-Star credentials: Arguably the best point guard in the league (21.9 points, 9.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds).

Manu Ginobili, Spurs

All-Star credentials: MVP candidate leads the league’s team in scoring (18.8) and clutch plays.

Blake Griffin, Clippers

All-Star credentials: Rookie sensation is averaging 23 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists  and has 40 double-doubles.

Pau Gasol, Lakers

All-Star credentials: Solid season (18.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists) despite the Lakers’ drama and recent struggles.

Kevin Love, Timberwolves

All-Star credentials: League’s leading rebounder (15.5) does it both ends (21.4 points) and has 43 double doubles.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers

All-Star credentials: Career-best season (21.3 points, 9 rebounds) with Brandon Roy and Greg Oden missing.

* Injury replacement for Yao

NEXT UP: Zach Randolph, Steve Nash

– If Love or Griffin get snubbed for being on lottery teams, we are planning a non-violent protest outside of the Staples Center for high noon on Feb. 20.  You can’t even debate the rest. They should all be locks!

Eastern Conference:

Rajon Rondo, Celtics

All-Star credentials: Arguably the Celtics’ best player and leads the league in assists (12.5) and is second in steals (2.64)

Paul Pierce, Celtics

All-Star credentials: MVP candidate and leading scorer (19.1) for best team in East is having his best shooting season (51 percent FG and 42 percent 3-pt FG) of his career?

Al Horford, Hawks

All-Star credentials: Career highs in points (16.1), rebounds (9.9) and top five in FG percentage (.567) and has 24 double doubles.

Ray Allen, Celtics

All-Star credentials: Poised to become the most prolific 3-pointer in league history, shooting a career-best 46 percent from deep and averaging 17.3 points.

Chris Bosh, Heat

All-Star credentials: Slow start and dramatic change of scenery gave way to typical production (18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 15 double doubles) for the five-time All-Star.

Kevin Garnett, Celtics

All-Star credentials: Backbone of the best team in the East is still a force (8.9 rebounds) despite reduced scoring numbers (15 points).

Josh Smith, Hawks

All-Star credentials: Scoring (16.2) and rebounding (8.9) as well ever, in addition to serving as the Hawks’ defensive leader (1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals). Has 22 double doubles.

NEXT UP: Joe Johnson, Andrew Bogut

– I know, it’s a Celtics party in the East. But All four of their representatives are worthy and they are leading the conference. Bogut and Johnson have great arguments for being on the team, as well.

296 Comments

  1. JAYO FROM NY says:

    I THINK THE NBA JUST READ MY COMMENT AND MADE A COMMERCIAL OUT OF IT. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

  2. Ken says:

    Anyone who seriously thinks Luol Deng should be an All-Star needs to be forced to watch basketball so they actually understand what’s going on.

  3. Pedro says:

    I Agree with almost all the choices! But what’s up with Gasol and Bosh? They don’ t deserve to be on that list!
    Out West you have Zach Randolph who’s posting much better numbers than Gasol. On the East, I think that Boozer deserves a spot over Bosh… He has completely changed the Bulls, who are not only a better offensive team, but one of the best defensive! I like Nene out West too, but unfortunately they are only chosing the best numbers… not best players, coz’ for me, he is one of the best Centers on the Westside!

  4. WTF2011 says:

    Man, This is really some Bull$h!t.
    4 Celtics, 3 Heat, 2 Hawks…OVER CARLOS BOOZER?
    WOW.
    I know heat and Celtic fans will justify the selections but honestly, that’s just a little too much love.
    Eastern Conference is really the EastCoastern All Stars.
    I am sure if they had their way, it would be Rondo starting over Rose.
    Don’t even get me started on that crap….
    God, I can’t wait for the playoffs….

  5. JAYO FROM NY says:

    REALLY. WHO WANTS TO SEE KEVIN LOVE IN AN ALL-STAR GAME. YEA HE REBOUNDS, YEA HE HUSTLES. BUT THIS IS THE ALL-STAR GAME. HES NOT A GO TO GUY. I WANNA SEE THE BEST BALL HANDLERS, BEST SHOOTERS, BEST DUNKERS. NOT THE BEST HUSTLERS, BEST REBOUNDERS , BEST SCREENERS.

  6. Daniel Lucas Pacheco says:

    NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE NENE

  7. AmareisBeast says:

    West Reserves Should Be
    Russel Westbrook—–OKC
    Deron Williams——–UTA
    Dirk Nowitzki————DAL
    Blake Griffen———–LAC
    Tim Duncan————SAS
    Manu Ginobli———-SAS
    LaMarcus Alsridge—POR

    East Reseves Should Be
    Rajon Rondo———-BOS
    Ray Allen—————BOS
    Paul Pierce————-BOS
    Kevin Garnett———BOS
    Al Horford—————ATL
    Chris Bosh————–MIA
    Ray Felton————–NYK

  8. Daniel Lucas Pacheco says:

    Are you kidding ?
    Nene is so underestimated. He’s one of the league’s top center and his name is not even for all-star consideration??
    Why men??? What’s the problem with him??? He can score 25 points and in the highlights all you guys show is Carmelo, Billups, altough they haven’t played as good as Nene did. Basketball is about statistics right? So look at Nene’s. The best field goal percentage in the league.
    That’s what I don’t understand. Why is he not in that list??

  9. ChiBOOgie says:

    Lamarcus Aldridge shoulld be a reserve. No one has worked harder for his team in the absence of a leader. B ROy get healthy LA needs ya!

  10. alex says:

    where’s monta eliis come on

  11. kenny says:

    LAMAR ODOM!

  12. Dr. Jmaes A. Lee says:

    This is an outrage! Boozer is The Best Low Post Player in the game. He should clearly be on the team. There are too many weak Hawk Players and one Celtic too many. I hope there is still an opportunity for him to play. If not, this a reason for The Bulls to win it all. M. L. Boozer is the best.

    • Nunie says:

      I agree, hopefully the commissioner will step in and fix it, both Love and Boozer should be there, this is insane.

  13. Felipe says:

    what about nene????
    he can be a replacement for yao

  14. NOEL says:

    NICE THE FOUR (4) PLAYER OF THE BOSTON CELTICS JOIN IN 2011 ALL STAR GAME NICE

  15. Doo000777 says:

    for anyone talking about monta ellis deserving an all star spot… he is a ball hog. he takes lots of shots. someone here said ellis is better than parker cause ellis has better numbers. Golden State doesn’t play team ball. whenever a team resorts to having one guy do a lot of scoring the team starts to fall apart. If ellis was actually in a contender team like the spurs, heat, lakers, celtics…. he would not be averaging anywhere close to the numbers he puts up. heck i dont even think he would be starting if he played for any of those teams

  16. Loki says:

    Those are so close to my expectations. I wont argue about the chosens

  17. santee says:

    Tim Duncan should start at center

  18. Kidd says:

    EAST RESERVES:
    Rondo, Garnett, Granger, Allen, Bosh, Pierce, G Wallace

    WEST RESERVES:
    Williams, Westbrook, Gay, Griffin, Ginobili, Randolph, Love

    I don’t get why nobody mentioned rudy gay or Danny Granger when they bothe average above 20 points

  19. HJP says:

    My Reserve Picks Are:
    East
    Guards: Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Raymond Felton
    Fowards: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh
    Center: Al Horford

    West
    Guards: Manu Ginobili, Deron Williams, Monta Ellis
    Fowards: Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki
    Center: Pau Gasol
    Tim Duncan should start at center because the Spurs have the best record in the NBA.

  20. SaFa says:

    How fast we forgot J.Kidd or What should J.Terry do much more to join the lists!! One of these guys should have invited the rather than for example westbrook??!!

  21. kevin garnett21 says:

    What about scalibrine?

  22. Jonas says:

    LAMAR ODOM Must be an ALL-STAR. . . Right?

  23. Silver says:

    If Boozer isn’t announced as a reserve, this whole process is seriously screwed up.
    All this nonsense about how Allen and Bosh deserve it is ridiculous.

  24. J kwon says:

    why are there 4 boston players on the eastern all-stars? really? do they all deserve to be on the team? what about players like danny granger, gerrald wallace, or mix it up with a new comer like luol deng who has been playing really well for the bulls…

    • Nunie says:

      I honestly don’t think Deng deserves to be an All-Star, not with Pierce having a much better season.

  25. Coola says:

    T-MAC YEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!!
    WAT ABOUT SCALABRINE 4ROM the BULLS?

  26. Lee says:

    Bulls people come on, get real. Couple of lucky shoots, team made it to upper half of eastern conference, big deal… D-Rose deserves to be an all-star, but Boozer and Deng?? Come on, they are both just slightly above average players.

    • Nunie says:

      Boozer just above average? He averages 20 and 10, better then BOTH Bosh AND KG, so I guess KG and Bosh just suck by your logic.

  27. puppydog11 says:

    how about brook lopez

  28. MT says:

    Chris bosh out and Joe Joshson in

  29. Nunie says:

    Boozer better make the team, he has better numbers then both Bosh and KG, unless they feel he missed too many games, there’s no excuse for him not to make the team.

  30. Perry says:

    Come on Sekou… you leave out Monta Ellis as if he hasn’t done anything this year. He’s the 3rd leading scorer in the Western Conference. There are few other offensive options on the team and he consistently gets double-teamed, not to mention there is no low post threat for opposing teams to worry about. Yet, he still gets it done. He has more assists per game than Kobe Bryant or Manu Ginobili. He’s second in steals in the Western Conference trailing only Chris Paul. And lastly, of Western Conference guards he shoots a better percentage than Russell Westbrook and Manu Ginobili. I could only imagine how much damage Monta Ellis could do on a team that had a low post threat like Duncan or all-star like Durant to draw the defenders away.

  31. Eman says:

    umm Carlos Boozer deff. should be up there, he is averaging 20 and 10 this season…just saying.

  32. alby says:

    WE WANT T-MAC BACK!

  33. wingsthecar says:

    @B your so gay its unbelievable

  34. daniel says:

    in the east rondo,allen,pierce,boozer,bosh,horford,joe johnson

    in the weast williams,westbrook,ginobili,love,griffin,randolph,duncan

    the center starter pau casol

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  36. marcos aragon says:

    Well for me its very easy. For me the best 6 man in the league Lamar Odom. Yes he did play in the starting lineup when Bynum was out. But still you have to give Lamar his dues. He deserves to be in the West reserve team more then some players mentioned.

  37. Huzzl3r says:

    i really hope to see Grant Hill in the All star game again

  38. yourmother says:

    Westbrook over Monta Ellis???? You’ve got to be kidding

  39. Peter says:

    So you take 4 Celtics players with the argument they are the best team in the conference yet only take one Spur… Joe Johnson is way ahead of Ray Allen

  40. Herr says:

    Whoops, I obviously meant West, not east

  41. Herr says:

    LaMarcus Aldridge deserves it more than most of those powerforwards in the East. Griffy and Love couldn’t do anything on a team that’s a contender like the Blazers. LaMarcus has been winning games. I know Karl and Pop voted for him, so he better get the nod. He scored more points on Tuesday than the entire big 3 of the Spurs!

  42. Badger says:

    Different spots I know, but Bogut deserves a place ahead of Deng! Oi Oi Oi

  43. NBA Doug says:

    Where is Lamar Odom. He´s Mr. Do it all. They just don´t give him the respect he desrves. Not many can do what Lamar does. He is the one player the Lakers really need because he can start come off the bench have his minutes change and still doesn´t complain. True all star to me. Last night 20, 20.

  44. Nebojsa says:

    Darko Milicic will take Yao’s place in the starting line up!!!!

  45. Sp says:

    TL:DR Monta and Griffin deserve a go, and i’m on the fence about Love. The all-star games have always been very high scoring affairs, and Monta can score at will on a good night. Blake being lobbed passes by Chris Paul? Forget about it. Who the hell wouldn’t want to see that? Or ray Allen draining threes over an absolutely hapless Pau Gasol? Amazing!

  46. Rodro says:

    Pau replace Yao and Dirk go to bench

  47. Zack says:

    No monta? wow

  48. jack says:

    BOOZER PLEASE!!! OR WHOLE CHICAGO will boycott the ALL STAR GAMES!!!

  49. eastern nomad says:

    Ray Allen SOOO deserves to be there. How could the #2 (soon to be #1) 3-point shooter of ALL TIME not be there??? I don’t think Felton or anybody else you guys wanted to be in there could top that.

    We cannot compare having 4 Celtics in the East and not having the same for the Spurs on the West. We’re talking about different mix of players here. But think of it this way, if it is the coach’s decision, then wouldn’t it be to Pop’s and Doc’s advantage to choose players who knows how they operate?

  50. egyboy1234 says:

    Really? Horford is better than Lopez? Really? REALLY?! How low have standards gotten??? And KG at PF not Josh Smith, who is the real best player on the Hawks?? I might just not watch this game if the coaches are as stupid as these so called “analysts”

  51. rodrigo figo says:

    The Truth is Paul PIERCE *34

  52. mikel says:

    rondo is the most overrated player of all time, there i said it. he’s fast, a good passer, and has shooters on his team that help him with assists but as an overall player he’s not that great, can’t shoot worth a damn and even when driving he can easily be shut down by a team with good interior team defense

  53. HEAT says:

    Chris Bosh definitely deserves to be in the all star. He’s putting up good 18.5 ppg with 8 rbs, which is better than KG or Josh Smith. Plus if Boozer was to play on the same team with two super stars like Wade and LBJ he probably wouldn’t not even average 9 ppg. So for Bosh to be averaging those numbers with these two beasts is amazing. All you Bosh haters just stop talking, whether you like it or not HE’S MAKING THE ALL STARS

  54. Heat says:

    Chris Bosh definitely deserves to be in the all star. He’s putting up good 18.5 ppg with 8 rbs, which is better than KG or Josh Smith. Plus if Boozer was to play on the same team with two super stars like Wade and LBJ he probably wouldn’t not even average 9 ppg. So for Bosh to be averaging those numbers with these two beasts is amazing. All you Bosh haters just stop talking, whether you like it or not HE’S MAKING THE ALL STARS

    • John G. says:

      I’m not going to look up LeBron & D Wade’s numbers because I don’t care that much BUT…Boozer is averaging 20/10 with D Rose averaging 24 points and Loul Deng averaging 18…So how do you figure Chris Bosh’s 18/8 is better than Boozer’s 20/10?

      And not for nothing, but those three are ALL Miami has…

  55. Vincenzo says:

    How in the world can you leave Monta Ellis off this list? Got to be an All Star this year or something is truly wrong…

  56. Vincenzo says:

    How in the world can you leave Mata Ellis off this list? Got to be an All Star this year or something is truly wrong…

  57. aashay says:

    hey come on, raymond felton has done way better than ray allen this entire season so far. allen has been doing this for god knows how long and ray felton came out of his shell and is having a career season and preforming at a high level. ststs show that felton his better than allen.

    SO STOP GIVING THE FREAKIN LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO RAY ALLEN! PUT RAYMOND FELTON ON THE ALL STAR TEAM!

  58. Laskas says:

    Why not kevin martin from rockets…he is a top 10 scorer…way better than westbrook

  59. jessquo says:

    WOW!! the one guy that deserves to be in L.A. that everyone keeps forgetting about is MALIK ALLEN

  60. You got the East all wrong. You got to stop loving the C’s so much and see other big men (Orlando, Knicks) you even forgot rose as a point. Yes you can hate the Heat all you want but you need to rethink the East and repost your All-star line-up.

  61. Adem says:

    @Pat You expect them to get 2 guys from a losing team with Gordon and Griffin ? It`s not logical at all.
    By the way , personally I disagree with Kevin Love choice.. His team is the worst the, i repeat WORST team in the west.. How come an all-star can`t turn a team around ? Look at Amare Stoudemire. Look what he has done to the Knicks. They were way below .50, now they are over and in the playoffs for sure.. That`s an allstar, that`s the kind of effect that an allstar makes to a team. A guy can`t be an allstar with 11 wins in the west, lying on 15th – last – spot in western conference

  62. anonymous says:

    East- pierce,ray allen, rondo, kg, bosh, al horford, felton

    West- Ginobili dirk williams gasol love griffin and westbrook

  63. Duncan_21 says:

    If the Celtics have 4 guys in the All-Star Game the Spurs should have 3 guys in the game (Ginobili, Parker, Duncan) they have the best record and has been playing the best even though Duncan is having a career low year he’s still in the top 10 in rebounds and blocks. Parker is averaging a career best in assist. Ginobili is jus plalying out his mind rite now

  64. ddddd says:

    Steve Nash?? eh arguments either way. The suns would be toast without Nash. I would even say that the suns would be last in the west if it weren’t for Nash. Heck… I would even go as far as saying that if Lebron were with the suns instead of Nash that even he couldn’t get the Suns any better due to the cheap ways of Sarver..
    Deng? maybe as an injury replacement after the real allstars go down.
    4 celtics? That is a little extreme… Sorry Ray Allen.
    Gotta respect the hell outta the spurs…. Whoever gets in gets in….
    Who is playing center for both conferences??? I mean I realize that the pickings are slim in both conferences, but in reality there has to be at least one center behind both starters. Since Pau and Love weren’t listed at c they don’t qualify. In the west since Yao is injured, you would think that they would pick accordingly so that there is not an albatross showing such as Aldridge trying to man up against the likes of DHoward… Or even worse, like 3 years ago when Rashard Lewis was put up against Shaq…. That was bad basketball all the way around. Nene probably gets it with a 2nd being Al Jefferson or Tyson Chandler I am thinking…. In the east I pretty much have to give the backup c position to Bogut. Granted Horford is forced to play c for the hawks, but there again I call that bad basketball putting a natural pf at the c position.
    Monta Ellis is a scorer… I don’t think that he is allstar worthy going up against the likes of Dwill, Westbrook, Nash, Ginobli and so on….as it is almost every year…. a deserving candidate will be left off… but Ellis is not deserving….
    I will say though that Felton gets the nod in my book over Ray Allen due to the simple fact that not everyone can get 9 assists a game. Pass the torch! Felton won’t hang on to that torch for long… Besides… Its all about what happens in June anyways. Ray obviously has a heads up on that one.

  65. Adem says:

    Why nobody is considering Z-Bo for allstar? He was an allstar last year , right ?
    Please read the following before you comment with prejudism.
    20.8 points with 48 % FG, 11.7 rebs – non-playoff team last year = allstar
    20.0 points with 48 % FG, 13.2 rebs – half game back to be a playoff team = no-allstar ?

  66. milos trendevski says:

    What about TIm Duncan?

  67. Buddy says:

    There is no way Chris “Fake Tough Guy” Bosh should be an allstar, I’d go with Carlos Boozer instead. More consistent, and tougher.

  68. LA2LA says:

    All im sayin is, Aldridge deserves to be reserve.

  69. Pashupati says:

    Why don’t we play All star game as

    CELTICS Vs Western conference

  70. FOCHIZZLE says:

    MAN, NO BOOZER? REALLY? WOW. TALK ABOUT BIAS.
    THERE IS NO F–ING WAY BOSH SHOULD BE AHEAD OF BOOZER.
    THAT’S A JOKE. HE’S DONE MORE IN LESS TIME THAN BOSH HAS.
    IN FACT, AS MUCH AS I DISLIKE THE CELTICS, THEY DO HAVE A GOOD RECORD AND A GOOD TEAM.
    BUT…4 CELTICS, AND 3 HEAT REPS IN AN ALL STAR GAME? C’MON MAN. THAT’S JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH.
    AS MUCH AS I AM A BULLS FAN, I CAN AGREE THAT DENG MAKING IT IN, WELL, THAT’S WISHFUL THINKING AND NOT REALLY JUSTIFIED. BOOZER IS A BETTER AND MORE DESERVING CANDIDATE THAN DENG AND I COULD NOT JUSTIFY 3 BULLS IN THE ALL STAR GAME UNLESS IT WAS NOAH WITH ROSE AND BOOZER.
    Sooo HOW BOUT: C. BOOZER. J SMITH & A HORFORD. GARNETT, PIERCE & RONDO. A.BOGUT?
    WILL THAT APPEASE EVERYBODY?

  71. John G. says:

    Oh…And to whoever said Blake Griffin is the most electrifying/exciting player to watch…I’m not completely disagreeing with you. I’ve seen the highlights. I see what he does (not as much as others do as I don’t watch Clippers games often). But you have to throw D Rose up there in that conversation. Personally (being biased as a Bulls fan) I think D Rose is THE most exiting/electrifying player. His passing, his dunks (Griffin does dunk more but he’s also a PF…), his CRAZY acrobatic moves near the basket. Just SICK to watch. Griffin does have some nasty and I mean NASTY dunks though.

  72. ardit_89 says:

    for me the reserves are
    West: Gasol for Yao, Williams,Ginobili,Westbrook/Nash,Odom,Griffin,Nowitzki,Aldrige/Love
    East: Rondo,Allen/Felton,Pierce,Garnett,Johnson,Boozer,Bosh/

  73. Asad Hussain says:

    Seku has always been Celtic fan and wants to name the entire team for All-Star. Thanks god he doesnt have any say. He also never wants to give the Bulls much credit. Kevin Garnett should not be an All-Star this season. Boozer got much better numbers (both points and rebounds) than Garnett, Bosh or Josh Smith and he doesnt even get a mention?

    • Sekou Smith says:

      It’s Sekou, Asad. And I just put four Celtics on there, not the entire team. You don’t have to agree with my picks. This forum is for you to weigh in with your own. So have at it.

  74. John G. says:

    I am a little biased being a Bulls fan. I’ll put that out there right now…BUT…

    There’s no way Boozer doesn’t at least get considered for a reserve spot (as not listed above). 20/10 guy on the East’s 2nd place team (ok TIED for 2nd, whatever). ESPECIALLY if Bosh is listed or thought of before him. I’ve never thought Bosh was that good to begin with. I cringed when I thought of him possibly going to Chicago during last year’s FA period.

    As for Loul Deng…I can understand why people want him in there (again, I am a Bulls fan and watch the games that I can so I get to see more than those who don’t watch the games) but I have to agree with the person who wrote earlier that he has the potential down the road. I still don’t think he’s quite there yet compared to the others who are ahead of him on the list. Is he having what could/should be considered an all star year? Actually, yes. 18 points a game, the minutes he’s played, the defense he plays. But I do agree with the inconsistent part.

    The one thing I want to add is whoever said that Deng sucks at defense and can’t guard the stars is an idiot. I’m sorry, a COMPLETE idiot. For example (and this is going back to last year…) the playoffs against the Cavs. Let’s face it (especially on a Cavs team that LeBron was the only option) LeBron is darn near impossible to shut down. Slow down? Yes. Shut down? No….Deng did an awesome job on him and that’s who they put on him when the others couldn’t defent James. That’s a fact. If you disagree, you probably weren’t watching that series then.

    Sum it up for this year? Boozer yes, Deng no (but should be a mention at least). Then again what do I know? I’m just a biased Bulls fan…

  75. faith says:

    CEltics are the best Rajon, Ray, Garnett, Pierce should have been starters. Derrick Rose shouldn’t be there at all he is overrated. Lebron is overrated and so i Kobe. I am not going to lie Kobe was good back then but now hes 2 cockie

    • John G. says:

      LOL Are you out of your mind??? Derrick Rose shouldn’t be there at all? He’s overrated? What are you smoking?

      Rondo CAN’T score like Rose can. Rondo averages more assists at the point yes, but given the lack of a SG on the Bulls and Boozer being the only scoring threat (unless Deng has a big night which happens occasionally), Rose HAS to score. Thus bringing his assists down from what it could be. Fact is, Rose BURIES Rondo in talent. The only thing Rondo has on Rose is probably defense. The steals speak for themselves.

      Bottom line, Rose does what he has to. Rose could lead the league in scoring if he needed to. He could lead the league in Assists if he had more scoring threat on his team. The Bulls are doing awesome this year but they don’t have the scoring threats that Rondo has which is why his assists are as high as they are. I’m not taking anything away from Rondo’s ability there but if he HAD to take over a game and score, he couldn’t do it like Rose does.

      LeBron is overrated? I don’t care much for LeBron off the court. But his talent is something you can’t ignore.

      Why am I even replying? You’re nuts…

  76. Al Green says:

    The East All-star reserves should be Rondo, Allen, Pierce, KG, Horford, Johnson, Boozer. Lets be fair to the winniest teams. Bulls and Heat should only have two players apiece, since there records are the same. and Joe Johnson beat his teammate Smith b/c he has had more dominating game even right off of elbow surgery.

    • John G. says:

      I don’t really agree with the record affecting how many players you have when you’re at or near the top but I will say that I agree the Bulls should only have 2. Heat as well (because I don’t think Bosh is All Star worthy). IF Noah didn’t get hurt for the Bulls though he’d without a doubt be the back up Center for the East. He was definitely having an All Star year. He can’t top Howard I’ll admit. And he probably won’t. But he def would be the backup, thus giving the Bulls what should be 3 all stars.

  77. Stormon says:

    Fools… The coaches decide who get the final nods… Who cares what you think. If I was a coach and I had to pick who I would be most afraid to play against, who was the most talented, and who I thought were the best players I don’t think I’d change much on that list. Except maybe Nash for Williams and Duncan over Aldridge… OK and Boozer over Horford.

  78. Ethan Boe says:

    Raymond Felton must be on that team. Four Celtics, really, its a joke. Give Felton some love.

  79. Edward The Bull says:

    U can make and argument for Pierce,Allen,Garnett and Rondo!!! and to be honest i think all those guys will make it but at the end of the day the Chicago Bulls have the second best record in the Eastern Conference they deserve two all-stars if everybody always talk about winning records my thing is you take Rajon Rondo an put him on the Raptors and take Jose Calderon and put him on the Celtics does that make Jose Calderon an all-star.. I mean there stats are very similar.. i’m a die hard Chicago Bulls fan but i must say i like the Celtics to i just feel they don’t deserve four all-stars its not like there up 10 games over the Bulls an Heat just 2.5 games…

  80. Paul says:

    I actually think the East reserves are pretty good. After reading the article and all the comments I can agree with the fact that KG in the game is debatable but I think Chris Bosh is putting up decent numbers considering he plays with Wade and James on the same team. I wouldn’t see many power forwards in this league average way higher than Bosh playing alongside Wade and James so there you go. Allen,Pierce Rondo deserve it hands down (in my opinion).
    NOW,the problem in the West is that the Spurs Big 3 is not putting up exactly All-Star worthy numbers, but they’ve had the best record all season. But the West is stacked with people at those 3 guys’ positions. Blake Griffin should be in the all-star game (home boy and flashy dunks). Not sure about Kevin Love, he puts up monster numbers but like that one dude said why the hell would I want to watch a rebounding battle? I guess he deserves the nod though just because he rebounds way too hard to keep out. I don’t want to go further because I kind of lack knowledge to argue about the East and West reserves.

  81. All the talk about all star reserves is fine but its hard for me to decide the final cuts in the west before he injury replacement for Yao Ming is announced. Pau Gasol?, Al Jefferson?

    what do u think sekou?

  82. GREEK_BOY says:

    WHERE IS MONTA ELLIS MEN. COME ON MEN HE SCORES 25.1 HE SURE IS BETTER THAN RONDO.HE DESERVE TO BE AN ALL-STAR

  83. Turk says:

    blake griffin should undoubtedly be named an allstar.
    He’s a beast.

  84. MTHG says:

    How on Earth could the absolute league best Spurs only have 1 representative on the All-Star team?! Where is Duncan?! Any player on the team would tell you that he is still the central reason for the team’s unending success this year, with his amazing defense, and his incredible adaptability. He merely senses that one of his teammates is not draining their shots, and he easily goes off for 30 and 15, along with 5 or 6 blocks and 8 or 9 assists. And Tony Parker has proven without a doubt to this season to be a top 5 point guard, especially above Steve Nash. Compare the records, oh wait, but San Antonio has better talent surrounding him, WELL THEN WHERE ARE THESE OTHER TALENTS ON THE ALL-STAR ROSTER!!!

  85. MONTA_ELLIS says:

    AYE WHERE THE HELL IS MONTA ELLIS???? HE’S IN THE TOP 10 SCORERS TOO! CMON!

  86. luis michel says:

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  87. MVP_Rose says:

    Monta ellis. 25 points 6 assists 3 rebounds. Put him in

  88. Jones Malloy says:

    If no Monta I too am boycotting the NBA!!!!

  89. Don Tyler says:

    Where’s Luol Deng at? He’s the second explanation as to why Bulls are winning!

  90. Rebel7 says:

    What people don’t understand here is that the starters are voted by people who don’t know much about real basketball. The reserves are the coaches attempt at getting real players into the game. Its hard for the average NBA fan to just look at this current season’s stats to determine who they’re voting for (ex. Yao Ming) as well. They just go with names and popularity. And Stern doesn’t disagree.

  91. Pat Willhite says:

    Where’s the love for Eric Gordon????

    The guy’s averaging 24 a game and is an excellent passer and defender.
    I realize that Gordon and the Clippers aren’t anything without Griffin but where are the Clippers and Griffin without Gordon?

  92. WizardsFan55 says:

    Grant Hill deserves an All-Star nod! He’s arguably one of the best defenders in the league, showing a huge boost in PPG and minutes, and has pretty much taken it upon himself to fill Stoudemire’s void (where Josh Childress, Hakim Warrick, Hedo Turkoglu, Vince Carter, and Michael Pietrus couldn’t). All that at the age of 38… I think he should at least be in consideration!

  93. Bad Mama Jama says:

    Man, I recently heard that certain so called: NBA Insiders were suggesting that Disco Dirk may be excluded from the All Star team. This only furthers my growing belief that some of these journalists should not be in the positions that they r in. What a Joke! Dirkl should, if the fans had any idea what they were voting on, be a starter over Melo. To suggest that he may be excluded from the team is simply insane. Im unsure who decides who fills the reserve positions, if it is the coaches, I know for a fact that Dirk will be there. Unlike the average NBA Journalist, NBA coaches know exactly who should b filling these positions. Case & Point: look what happened to Big D when Dirk left the lineup, they were 2nd in the league b4 he went out!

  94. Jones Malloy says:

    Am I biased for Monta yes. Here in the SF Bayarea, we see him night in and night out, and he doesn’t dissapoint. Wow Sekou, BIG DISappointment. Yep lets give it to Manu, or Nash AGAIN. Mark my words the Warriors WILL make the playoffs, and we are gonna be nasty, and are gonna defeat the “better” teams watch!!! Go Monta

  95. ttt says:

    Marcin Gortat! I think is the best center in west.

  96. take garnett out put bosh in blake and love need 2 make it forget manu forget tony forget duncan records dont matta in da all star game its bout who is havin da best statistical seasons . d-will better make it cuxz hes da best pg in da nba but chris paul is da starter .he has better stats people. idk y yao ming is voted in ihate how da all star game is bcome a popularity contest.

  97. take allen out put joe johnson in after dat elbow surgery h cant stop scoring anyonw watch wednesdays game against da rapters . h gets mo rbounds and assists dan allen JJ all day

  98. ron says:

    he is one of the best guards in the west next to kobe. he already got robbed from it last year. i agree with k love and blake griff should also be an all star. blake is better than melo. melo is a ball hog and has no defense.

  99. luis tapia says:

    man Boozer better make the all star team.. hes putting up better numbers than bosh and garnett.. i hate how they have them and not boozer.. i say deng over ray allen as well.

  100. Herb "Doo Doo" Jones says:

    These All-Star selections are so bogus! How can ANYONE think Ginobili deserves it over Monta Ellis? Monte crushes him in nearly every statistical catagory, but everyone wants to foolishly justify Ginobilis position just because he “happens” to be blessed with playing on a team with a winning record. Such garbage! If Ellis doesn’t go, I am boycotting the NBA……..

  101. tim says:

    If LaMarcus Aldridge isnt in the all star game the west coaches are flat out retarded.

  102. Jacob says:

    Monta Ellis!!!!! He is an ALL STAR. Monta ellis over Nash, Westbrook, even Manu, Ellis is a better player!

  103. Aimar says:

    FIRST OF ALL HAHAHAHAHA THOSE PPL DAT SAID DENG IF U AINT HIS FAMILY OR IF HE AINT PAYIN U………U CRAZY!!!!!!!

    SECONDLY IM A LAKER FAN BUT I GOTTA KEEP IT REAL RAY ALLEN DESERVES TO BE ON THERE……………..

    THIRDLY Y R SOME PPL TALKING LIEK DA LIST HAS ALREADY BEEN ANNOUNCED……….HAHAH….LMAO

    LASTLY BLAKE GRIFFIN IS A BEAST…..HE BETTER MAKE IT….HE’LL DUNK ON ANY1 IN DA LEAGUE EVEN DWIGHTS ASS……

    OH N ALL MY KOBE HATTERS….. STOP HATING GET A REAL JOB….HAHAHA

  104. JJones says:

    Blake Griffin is overrated, lots of players and power forwards deserve it more than him

  105. Lu says:

    , joe jhonson?? he is the most overated player in the nba

  106. Matt says:

    Monta Ellis has better numbers than anyone listed as Western conference reserves. Why is he not mentioned??? best shooting guard in the league behind Wade and Bryant…

  107. Mario says:

    Nene is shooting 65% from the field. He´s making 15.3 ppg even being a team player and passing more than shooting.

  108. jim says:

    and why is everybody all over the celtics…i get it there good but not all great to have 5 players in an all star game when spurs have a better record…the celtics needed to get 3 elite players to win a championship…just what the heat did and they wanna put bosh wade and lebron c’mon boozer horford aldirdge nd love are having a better season than that softee..there also doing better then garnett..what about droppin favorites..nd look at the damn stats..numbers dont lie..stop putting theses players on the ballot just cuz they all got together to try to win a championship nd just cuz there teams doing good ddont mean all 5 or all 4 or even all 3 deserve it.. cut the crap get to the players that are puttin up the numbers comin through for the fans not the media

  109. kobe_the_goat says:

    The tradition of all-stars is for players that ARE unique, they all can create their own shot. Their offensive game is waaay better than the rest of the players in the league.

    I’m from Minnesota myself, but if we allow players like Kevin Love and Blade Griffin into the all-stars. IS IT REALLY ALL-STARS? Obviously they have the stats to back up their argument, but they DO NOT HAVE A SIGNATURE GAME.

    THE POINT IN BEING PART OF THE ALL-STARS,…SLASH…Elite players is you as a player separate YOURSELF from the rest of the NBA players. Meaning you have the skills and talent to HAVE A SIGNATURE GAME.

    Griffin and Love are just rebound players, they score from easy offensive rebounds. THEY DO NOT HAVE SIGNATURE MOVES… if you have even watched Wolves and Clippers play, MOST OF THE PLAYS ARE BARELY RUN THROUGH these guys. Its BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOOOOOO MANY FLAWS IN THEIR GAME…

    –even the coach cannot predict what they will do if they run plays through them.

    The all-stars should KEEP its original tradition of PICKING PLAYERS WITH THE BEST SKILLS/TALENT….not what the stats say…

    Its fine if these 2 guys get in on the East, BUT the west has tooooo many skilled players at the forward position. You are looking at Dirk, Odom, Gasol, Duncan, Z-bo, Lamarcus,

    THESE GUYS HAVE SIGNATURE GOTO MOVES, …griffin and love are just hustle players! BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

    I am sure i speak for everyone, I’m not gonna sit on my couch and watch a rebound competition in the all-star game. LOL

  110. jazzDwill says:

    Blake Griffin is so overrated, he is a terrible defender, terrible shooter, and he scores most of his points off cherry picking…there are tons of players and power forwards in the west more deserving than Griffin.

  111. Mario says:

    Where Nene? Best center in the west

  112. Blaze85 says:

    I know Boozer didnt play at the start of the season, but I think he should be All Star, Chicago is 2nd of East thanks to Boozer, and obviusly Rose. Hes having better season than Bosh or KG and i think is excesive 4 from Boston, 3 of Miami, 3 or 4 from Atalanta and only 1 from Chicago when they are the 2nd.

  113. GummyGunz says:

    @NBAfan “Celtics def deserve 4 all stars, how do they not? KG is the best PF in the East”

    Are you f*cking kidding me? KG is not the best PF in the east…i don’t even think he deserves to be even called the best or one of the best in the east. maybe when he was younger but now NO WAY!…i say Dwight is the Best PF in the east. If you consider him as a Center then i say Amare is the best in the East.

  114. MVP____ Rose dur says:

    Boozer 20/10 y isnt he a allstar he is old relaible down in the post. I remember that game vs the celtics he abused big baby davis made him look like a really baby. Rose and Boozer allstars dur

  115. Martin says:

    wheres deng and boozer…if pierce is a mvp candidate why wasnt he named a starter….boozer has played less then 30 games nd he averages 19 points a game nd 10 rebounds per game better numbers then kevin garnet, chris bosh, josh smith, and horford..and on the other hand deng is a top defender nd scorer at hes position…wheres the recognition the hawks have more liable candidates for the all star then the bulls when the bulls have a better record…and whats up with celtics players always makin it in the ballot..yea there the team to beat but what about giving other players a chance…rondos not putting up points other players are doing better then garnet nd allen..stop mainstreaming these players we get it there good…but other players deserve to be on there…

    • celtic pride says:

      rondo isnt puttin up points but is the nba all about points? its a reason y they got other players puttin up other #s……uh hello????? #1 in assits.leading to easy buckets……# 2 in steals and he defends STOP IT. if kg and allen aren’t deserving who is? they’re playin at their best others are good but are they all stars???

  116. HeatHaterNUMBER1 says:

    You got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!Chris Bosh—All-Star worthy????Really??? He’s averaging 18 and 8 and somehow everyone seems to think he’s worthy of an All-Star nod. His numbers are so lame for a power forward. I think his spot should go to Josh Smith. Bosh is even softer than Charmin.

  117. arsh says:

    what about andrea bargnani he gott good numbers

  118. rodrigo figo says:

    Paul Pierce, Rondo, Garnett and Allen are play NBA All star 2011

  119. Tiffany says:

    I have to admit, that if they don’t go with four C’s, KG should be the one to get the ax. It’s like C.Webber said, this is all star for the season,not a life time achievement. Ray, Paul and Rajon are both have excellent all star seasons. KG is have a good season but not all star. It is hard to say that, because KG is one of my favorite players, absolutely love him. However, I just hope that they go with the right celtic players if they don’t choose all four.

    • celtic pride says:

      ur so right tiffany but if u pick 3 u gotta pick kg he’s a big reason to their game if u look at it that way……….and kg is back to kg he only missed 9 games n is still playing well but ur right if any of the 4 should be dropped it wud have to be kg

    • traviesa says:

      I definitely agree with tiffany…..I think that we are entitle to our own opinions and I see there’s are a lot of celtics haters, but overall they would not be # 1 in the eastern conference if they weren’t doing something right.,To be a good team you gotta be a team player and they really play as a TEAM when they are on the floor not as individual of who score the most, unless its a must of one of them to step up depending on the game

      Now am not saying there’s not many other good players but they are on that list for a reason

  120. anonymous says:

    West
    Replacement of Yao Ming – Blake Griffin/Lamarcus Aldridge
    Reserves – Blake Griffin/Lamarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, The Spurs Trio (Parker, Ginobili, and Duncan), Deron Williams, and Dirk Nowitski, someone named Mark Cuban will get mad if his beloved player gets a snub due to weeks healing injury.

    East
    The Celtics Five (Garnett, Pierce, Allen, Rondo, and SHAQ), Chris Bosh, Gerald Wallace/Stephen Jackson sorry for Bobcats that Joe Johnson will get another all star appearance, always the coach favorite.

  121. nba-realist3 says:

    How the hell can Tyson Chandler not be on the all-star team? The man is the most efficient scorer in basketball, shooting an outrageous 67% which is better than the softee nene, whose team sucks. The Dallas Mavericks are a top 3 team in the west despite the huge injuries to Caron and Dirk, and why do you think that is? Tyson Chandler. Known as a defensive presence, which he still is better than ever and favorite to win Defensive POY by many analysts, he took on the role of a scorer while Caron and Dirk missed time with their injury and Chandler kept Dallas afloat. Especially now, he’s been on a role averaging around 17pts and 10 reb shooting 67% over the past 10 or so games and guess what? Dallas is winning which is the key thing in being an all star, and not only is Dallas winning now, they have been all year. And its due to Tyson Chandler. Show the man some love for once.

  122. Mario Carrero says:

    No chance for Boozer =S?

  123. Indy says:

    While I am a Chicago fan, I definitely think Boozer should be put on the all-star reserves. He’s averaging close to 20 points a game, while grabbing 10 rebounds a night. On top of it, he’s giving the Bulls another “double-team or they’re automatic” scoring threat. Add all of that together, plus his extreme ability to score in the paint and post up (All-star games generally tend to be scoring heavy), and you have an All-star level player playing an all-star style game.

    As for Deng, while I do really enjoy what he’s doing (putting up career stats in points and minutes played), he’s a bit inconsistent (understandable with the minutes he plays) and the East is stacked when it comes to the small forward position. If Deng can keep playing like he is, with more consistency (which will come when not playing entire games without breaks), I think he’s headed for an All-star headed future.

    I definitely think Noah is making All-star next year, regardless as long as he’s playing healthy, however Dwight Howard has the starting position locked down in the East as long as he’s healthy and playing.

    As for Monta Ellis. He’s putting up great numbers and has that same style of high scoring that everyone likes to see in All-star games, but the West is so stacked when it comes to guards. D.Will, CP3, Nash, Manu, Westbrook, Kobe, ect. all put up amazing numbers as well, on winning teams, while having more than just high profile scoring. I do believe that Ellis will eventually make the all-star team though, because there’s a few older guards that won’t be playing 5 years from now (except for Nash, but I’m convinced he’s a robot).

  124. Enis says:

    I want to punch everyone thinking Ray Allen shouldn’t be in. For those who say Deng, all I have to say is Lol Deng. If Orlando doesn’t have a second player, why should the Bulls. Joe Johnson definitely shouldn’t be in too. East’s list is perfect.

    As of West, I really have hard time understanding why Westbrook is ranked higher than Nash, but I guess team success and youth make a difference. IMO Nash definitely should be in. Also Ellis, and maybe Scola may deserve a honorable mention.

  125. kadom says:

    Everyone should stop arguing about who should be an all start and who shouldn’t because the coaches know way more than us fans. They will definitely make the right decisions for the reservations and I know that some players like Josh Smith and Luol Deng don’t always make the all star team but the all star voting is based on 2 things. Skill and popularity. That’s why KG, Duncan and other veterans make the all star game, because they are popular.

  126. eazy says:

    and I PICK STEVE NASH! STEEEEEEEVE NASH!

  127. b-celts baby says:

    you all are idiots

    • Romes says:

      Its a freakin blog, everyone has their own opinion. You’re ignorant for calling us all idiots. I hate the Lakers, but now I want them to beat the Celtics in the Finals in your demise.

  128. eazy says:

    I am still shocked Dirk didn’t get the start! he’s dirk! hello! I know that China always votes Yao Ming in, but c’mon now like seriously!

  129. Akeem says:

    will monta ellis ever be good enough to be an allstar??

  130. lakerboy824 says:

    Mr smith is so right with his picks for the West. This guys are really the best of the west. In the east the last spot is difficult to choose. There are so many players on the same level.

  131. JNT says:

    The only qualm I have is with the fact that Dirk is the replacement for Yao. When was the last time that Dirk actually played center? Duncan and Gasol are much better candidates by far.
    Also, not to mention Dirk has no chance against Dwight in the post…it wouldn’t be fair (or smart) for the commissioner to assign someone so out of position that it gives an overwhelming advantage to one side.

  132. DRose!!! says:

    Where’s Boozer? Really? Come on the guy has played great this year with Noah out so long! Another thing what about Rudy Gay?

  133. joegotgame says:

    Go Celtics! no1 in the east.. you should have 5 players in the all star! Pierce, Rondo, Allen, Granett and Shaq!

  134. club110 says:

    I mean East. lol

  135. club110 says:

    The thing that would make the all-star game truly worth watching is Blake Griffin needs to get max. playing time in the East/West game and just needs to dunk on everyone in the West.

  136. Mark says:

    I agree w/ ht except I’d put Boozer instead of Bosh and Duncan over Aldrige and Parker over Love, Nash over Ginobili

  137. steven vasquez says:

    I THINK THAT RAYMOND FELTON DSERVES TO BE AT THE ALL STAR GAME NOT RAY ALLEN. MONTA ELLIS AND BLAKE GRIFFIN ALSO DESERVES IT. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THERE TEAM SUCKS

    • NBAfan says:

      well fortunately your not doing any of the voting :). Cause Allen is having one of the his best seasons ever.

  138. Travis says:

    all four Celtics and only ONE Spur? I don’t care what anybody says, especially any haters, but there should be at least 2 of 3 Spurs players. no offense to Celtic fans, but why does Garnett get to play when he’s been out for some of the season? that’s not right. and having Dirk as the replacement for Yao is a joke.

    to the person who suggested Ellis instead of Ginobili? uh sorry, that won’t happen

  139. NYK! says:

    4 all those who think boston shouldnt have 4: d-rose starts b4 rondo but no pg in east is even close to rondo after d-rose. ray allen is having a btr yr than joe johnson, deng or anyone else. paul pierce is 2nd 2 only lbj. and chris bosh over kg?! come on. and u cant say bad team best team in conference

  140. truth teller says:

    Some one turn off the internet in brazil and colorado! If I hear anyone else bring up NENE again. Listen put his numbers up against aldridge, zbo, love, griffin, gasol, nowitzki I could go on and on..

  141. JETHER.NET says:

    I want LaMarcus Aldridge for West starter!

  142. Ty says:

    Monta is only leading the L in minutes played top 5 in scoring and steals. I can totally understand why a game for the fans would leave out one of the most exciting players in the game today (sarcasim). It would be a travesty if he is left out!
    Also it’s a bummer how stacked the west is and chumps like Bosh and J smith have a legitimate shot at making it.

  143. Brent says:

    I think the whole eastern conference all star team should be the celtics, where is shaq? Obviously I’m joking! The bulls are actually the best defensive team in the nba, look at the stats. This team is a joke if at least Boozer or Deng are not on it. Does this guy work for the Boston Celtics?

  144. LUCA says:

    WHERE IS NENE .

    THIS BRAZILIAN PLAYER IS THE BEST ON HIS POSITION!

  145. One says:

    I hope to finally see Josh Smith in an All-Star game, he’s been terrific all season long. As much as Joe is playing well as of late, Josh & Al were pretty much ones who kept it together for the Hawks for the 1st half. Im hoping both of them makes it! (Josh & Al)

  146. The dane says:

    I dont think ray, paul or garnett deserve to be all-stars… Many others have proven to be better.

    • No Excuses says:

      haha you are a joke

    • NBAfan says:

      your an idiot man. You know nothing about basketball. BUT, fortuantely for you they don’t display actual names on here lol.

      • rocco says:

        @The dane youre an idiot, pierce is still one of the most versitile players in the nba, hes shooting a career best from the floor and from three, hes a great defender and he makes clutch plays routinely. allen is shooting career highs from the floor and from three and, oh ya, hes probably gonna become the all time greatest 3 point shooters before the allstar break even happens. garnett is the defensive anchor on a team that would be the top defensive team in the nba if he hadnt missed time. i can understand why maybe one of these players might not get in, even though i think they all should, but saying that none of them should is just stupid

    • celtic pride says:

      are u even serious right now? lmaooo like many have proven themselves yeah but are u willing to compare them and take that spot from them? its ok to hate the celts for being a great team….. but to deny their talent (individually) u obviously dont kno bball……stop letting ur hate over come the truth!!!!!

  147. Jake Duffy says:

    and while we chicago fans respect the Boston Celtics team, we have no respect for their fans, because well if you look at Psul’s comments that pretty much sums it up

  148. Law064 says:

    I think Chris Bosh should NOT be an all star I’ll pick KG or J Smooth over that Jello pudding softee

  149. kkallday33 says:

    DWIGHT HOWARDDD???????????????? helllooooooooooooooo

  150. Jake Duffy says:

    WIll somebody plz give LUOL DENG some credit he deserves to be an east reserve over half the players on that list being on a team with 3rd best record in the league despite lengthy injuries to 2 of their top 4 players. He has played very well on the offensive end and with Noah out has been the anchor of the best defensive team in the league. Also he ranks in the top 5 in minutes played per game, so to see his name not even mentioned as a all star reserve is a tragedy, because he should very well make it.

  151. TomK says:

    You guys are confusing “All-star” and “Mvp candidate”. It’s easy to argue anyone is an all-star, it’s about who around the league is talking about the most. Who is the most hyped up to see. You’re always gonna argue for the people you want to see, and act like everything else is non-sense. The Celtics dont have 4 because they’e the top team in the east, The Celtics have 4 because people love those 4. Really, who cares about Monta Ellis? Kevin Love does work day in day out. Blake Griffin is the NBA. How many of you guys are not secretly rooting for the Clippers now, come on, don’t lie.

    You’re trying to compare Luol Deng’s numbers to the energy and leadership and love KG gets. Wasting your time.

    • celtic pride says:

      I have to agree with u on that one. Its all about populartity and not numbers. A guy could be puttin up #s easily night after night in a not so flashy way like kevin love where as others do so in the spot light like D rose or LBJ…….at the end of the day everyone wants to see those 2 verses kevin love so its all about that at the end of they day. Mota Elis is real good but nobody really cares to see him. The celts are a great team hated by many loved by many at the end of the day the deserving 4 have paved their way and are deserving puttin up #s and doing so admirably

  152. marco says:

    but… how its possible celts aren’t in east’ starting five????

  153. CHI_Gemini says:

    I think people have All-Star and MVP mixed up. A MVP candidate needs to come from a winning team. An All-Star does not. He can’t be on a 22 game losing streak Cleveland team, but he most certainly can be on a Clippers, Timberwolves, Golden State, or Memphis team. Players should vote for reserves.

  154. RG says:

    Not to be mean Sekou, but sorry, there should be at least 2 Spurs players on that list because the team with the best record deserves it. As much as Kevin Love has been great and been putting up stats, it’s not just about individual stats that makes you an All-Star. Part of it deals with making your team win games, and sorry, but 11 wins for the T-Wolves just doesn’t cut it. And if Kevin Garnett is the backbone for the best team in the East (record-wise) with those stats, then Tim Duncan should be the backbone for the best team in the league (record-wise) with his stats. Sorry, Sekou, but it’s more than likely that there will be 2 Spurs players (Duncan and Ginobili) going to the All-Star game in which they deserve to go, and I’ll be proud of them to make it! Those that disagree, well too bad. GSG!

  155. coop says:

    why isn’t monta ellis mentioned he’s clearly having an all-star kinda of a year the warriors aren’t playing well but that shouldn’t affect ME chances of being all-star he’s fun to watch and that’s what the allstar game is all about plus scoring and playing no kind of defense smh

  156. BostonCelticsProduction says:

    WhereS Monta Ellis?

  157. jay says:

    take kevin love off…he is not an all-star. his rebounding is good but he only gets 21 points per games because his team sucks. put monta ellis in his spot. ellis is way more deserving come on guys. also take kevin garnett off and put joe johnson on there. like barkley said its not a lifetime achievement award they already got rondo, pierce, and allen ont there thats good enough

  158. Chuck T says:

    My reserve picks:
    East
    G – Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Danny Granger
    F/C – Kevin Garnett, Josh Smith, Paul Pierce, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Shaq, Chris Bosh

    West
    G – Manu Ginobili, Monta Ellis, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Russel Westbrook
    F/C – Kevin Love, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Zach Randolph Lamracus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, Luis Scola, Nene’, Rudy Gay

  159. mvp_rose says:

    kevin garnett will be an allstar and carlos boozer won’t be an allstar? that’s riddiculous. and how can miami heat have 3 players and chicago have only one

  160. wade360 says:

    kinda sad to not see nash in the reserve list

  161. Rod says:

    Are you for real there is no way that Chris Bosh should be in the all star game this guy is a litle punk. First he is upset that he does not as many votes as he did when he was a raptor . I guess he forgot that he had a whole country behind him. This guy is a one bit player that the whole nba is going to see.

  162. psul says:

    in response to the spurs deserving three i feel the same way about that opinion as ian does and im from boston, heres the only thing deron williams is twice the point guard that tony parker is and is the best player on his team and maybe even the best point guard in the league so the fact of the matter is tony parker sorry , plus he messed up with eva thats a different topic, rajon is deserving of the spot , paul pierce absolutely, kevin garnett its debatable ecspecially with the season josh smith is having, but one of the men i am strongly rooting for to pick up that reserve spot is mr allen, i have the luxury of watching this veteran play game after game and i feel like if u put him on one of these 8th seed basketball teams or non playoff contender teams he would be right up there at 25 a game no doubt, he is still in unbelievable shape and it has shown this season, what i dont understand is why people arent making a debate for brian scalabrine , this grizzled vet is not only having an unbelievable start with the chicago bulls, but is doing it in limited time as well, the fact he isnt in the dunk contest leaves me breath taken and i think its a slap in the face to the player himself, heres my eastern conference starters west coast

    pg- carlos arroyo pg- steve blake
    sg-von wafer sg- gerald green
    sf- atwan jamison sf-luke walton
    pf-obv scalabrine pf- kenyon martin
    c-joel anthony c- obviously brad miller

    if the starters turn out to be the way i think they will and ja rule does the half time show with ashanti this could not only turn out to be one of the biggest all star weekends ever, but the most profitable for the nba
    holla at me for more posts

    PSUL

  163. Tyler Kim says:

    doc rivers should have an easier time coaching the eastern all-star team if 4 of his celtics get in. Im all 4 dat

  164. steve says:

    Monta ellis deserves to be here way more then josh smith. way way way more

  165. BK says:

    Monta SHOULD be an all-star, but the media doesn’t give the Warriors any respect. They say he’s a good player on a bad team?… but what about Love and Griffin? They’re among the worst teams in the west. Btw… I hate the Spurs, but only 1 all-star from the best team in the entire league? The all-star game is just a show, and nba analysts will always contradict themselves…

    • Charles says:

      Who does Monta replace? Pau Gasol? I could see that maybe, as LaMarcus, Kevin, and Blake are all more deserving of the honor. (and I’m not saying that because of some hatred against the Lakers, I respect them.) But Manu needs to stay because he’s the best player on the best team right now (Tim is the most reliable player on the best team, he’s past his prime, unfortunately) Blake is the best rookie and basketball sensation since LeBron or Shaq. Kevin is putting up HOF numbers and if he had more talent around and was winning, MVP numbers. LaMarcus is playing better than Pau, and has better numbers, and the Lakers already have Kobe on the team, thus leaving him as the likely option.
      Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams have earned the right to play more so than Pau and LaMarcus.

  166. Ellis and Nene should be in the West. Ellis replacing Manu and Nene replacing Yao, because is the best true center in the west in this start of season.

  167. CHI_Gemini says:

    How does Chicago only get 1 representative. Boston with 4 and Miami with 3? Chicago deserves at least 2.

    • 2011Chizzard says:

      I agree. Chicago’s Carlos Boozer should get the vote ahead of Bosh. He may not get the vote over Kevin Garnett. But there is no way in hell that Bosh is deserving over Carlos Boozer. That being said, I am sure some a–holes will vote Bosh in. There is only one thing I like about the Heat, it’s that it unites enemy fanbases in New York, Boston and Chicago. I can live with 2 Celtics, 2 Knicks, 2 Bulls, 2 Whatevers. But 3 Heat players is too much of the Heat Kool-aid. Bosh has not done enough. And besides, he could use the time off to “chill”. I know Chicago doesn’t get the ESPN respect and promo like the Celtics and Heat but Chicago is up there for a reason. Chicago has just as much right to send more than 1 player to the All Star Game. In all honesty, there is no reason why the remaining spots can’t go to The Bulls, Celtics and even one for the Hawks and/or other teams.

    • cameron says:

      yeah it should boozer and rose

  168. d says:

    WHERE IS MONTA ELLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????? He better be called tonight.

  169. Jay Rich says:

    i dont see how ellis gets the snub and ginobli gets the push….thats nonsense. Monta Ellis is havin an allstar season…get him in there.

    • RG says:

      because Ginobili is making his team WIN while putting up some stats, perhaps? :)

    • dan says:

      I agree Monta is a great player but you cant even compare him with Manu, when Manu is healthy, Spurs have a great season and he is not just a scorer, he does everything every night (assist, reb, steals). In addition, Spurs are 40-8 and Manu is great contributor for those numbers!

      • cameron says:

        yes dan that is all right everything you said was right.

      • Perry says:

        Manu is a wonderful player, but Monta does it on a team with very few offensive options. An opposing team can pack in the paint, double and triple team him and force the rest of the team to jack up 3’s. Yet he still finds ways to score (though not so much lately). Manu has a number of options on the team, especially the luxury of a big man down low who draws a lot of attention.

  170. Dhruv says:

    It’s great that 4 celtics qualify as reserves, I think all 4 of them deserve it, i think that 5 celtics should be all-stars including Doc of course ;) but really in the west monta should be considered, and KLove and Blake should definitely make it!

  171. tvd 14 says:

    Yeah, i’d take ellis over nash, especially since it’s an all-star game, which is focused on scoring

  172. Moses says:

    wheres tyson chandler??? really?? gonna have love in for chandler? or odem?

  173. Big Balla says:

    Celts all the way baby. F the hawks players. Such a boring team. Horford lol?Even tho noah is hurt, bogut or shaq could easily hold down the fort better than AL. And why chris bosh? Big dumb dinasaur is holding the heat back. He is just used to get rebounds and pass them back to wade or james so they can score again.

    • truth teller says:

      your name may be big baller but you dont know basketball. what has kg done to be an allstar, motivational leader doesnt count and horford and bosh are better than any big men on the celtics. print that

    • clos21 says:

      AHHHHHH WAT EXCITING ABOUT THE CELTICS ….FUNDAMENTAL SOUND DON’T MAKES YOU EXCITING!!! WHO CAN DUNK ON THE TEAM BESIDE NATE ROBISON THE SHORTEST PERSON ON DA TEAM ….LOL!!!! OH I GET IT KG ACTING LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT OR PAUL THROWING UP GANG SIGNS…….. LOL!!

    • cameron says:

      you are right celtics are so good they can beat any other team there starting 5 is great they will win the championship they are going to beat the lakers i have never seen a better team then the celtics right now. teams can try to beat them but they cant beat them.

  174. KJT says:

    CARLOS FRIGGIN BOOZER? LUOL DAMN DENG? HOW DOES A TEAM IN THE TOP 5 OF THE LEAGUE, #2 IN THE EAST HAVE ONLY 1 ALL STAR? IF BOOZER OR DENG DOESN’T GET ALL STAR, THERE BETTER NOT BE 1 DAMN VOTE FOR ANOTHER PLAYER ON THE MVP BALLOT AND D.ROSE SHOULD JUST BE NAMED MVP RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

  175. NPSTR says:

    WHERE’S NENE ????????

    Are you KIdding????

    Look HIs numbers, must be a All-Star.

  176. Fernando Franca says:

    Where´s NUGGETS´ Nene Hilário?

  177. Sean says:

    I have to agree with Jermaine, why does everyone hate on Loul? I mean Deng, is that man not getting it done with 18 pts a game and 39 mins a game with 7rebs. He’s also the third option on a team with 2 all-stars. This man should be on the all-star team

    • NBAfan says:

      What are you doing to do? Take Pierce who averages more points while shooting better from the field and three point line out of the all star game, or maybe LBJ shouldn’t be there lol. Get real, Deng on some nights will be the 4th option on his team behind Noah, Rose and Boozer.

  178. leo says:

    What about luis scola??

  179. moses says:

    Loul Deng deserves a spot on the All Star team!

  180. Bryce says:

    Ian, I agree with you 90%. If they send 4 Celtics to the ALL-Star game, the Spurs deserve to have their 3 for having the best record. ALTHOUGH, I’m Portland born and bred, plus we just beat your beloved old-man team on Tuesday. So I say SEND LA TO LA!!! and GO BLAZERS!!!

  181. Jeff says:

    Why the eff is everyone talking about BG in the game? His team sucks people, and his numbers aren’t even that impressive. If he was a 3rd or 4th year player doing the same things, he wouldn’t be on the all-star team.

    The fact that Monta Ellis isn’t even mentioned is pathetic. I am disappointed in you Hangtime. I expected better things, but I guess all you guys do is read box-scores and watch highlight reels.

    • T-Wah says:

      You’re retarded. It’s called an All-Star game because the fans want to watch exciting basketball. Blake Griffin is the most exciting player in the league. Ellis is a scores a lot and……nothing. Big deal.

      • Bunbury says:

        Boozer should be an allstar instead of Bosh.

        Kevin Love should not be there. Come-on.

      • SK says:

        If that is correct, then R Westbrook or Manu or Kevin should not figure out in the list. It is also dependent on the quality, scoring and how dependent team is.

    • João says:

      What?? I think the all star game should award players and not team’s record!
      All star game = the best players playing at the NBA not the best players playing on the best teams!

      • Bunbury says:

        I agree with you JAO except, if you have two good players to choose from, one playing with a good team and one with a bad team, which one will you choose. Also, who would you prefer, someone averaging 15 points for the spurs or someone averaging 20 for the timberwolves? Team wins matters although i aggree with you it should not be based just on winning. Otherwise, the west should have at least three spurs, right.

    • TrueChampionsDontLeaveTown says:

      Clearly you dont know what you are talking about. LeBron Rookie allstar – 20ppg, 5rbs, 5ast (team sucked), Shaq Rookie allstar – 23ppg, 14rbs, 3.5 blks (team sucked), Yao Ming – Really…it was for marketing purposes to China…, Jordan – 28ppg, 5ast, 6rbs (team sucked).

      “Big Red Clip” (so far) – 23ppg, 12rbs, 3 ast.

      BTW – All Monta Ellis can do is score…he adds nothing else…In fact his per 48 minutes scoring is almost identical to BG…and he gets 12 Rbs while doing it. Monta ellis is no all star.

      • Brose4563 says:

        I like the way you broke that down cuz I dont know what he was talking about saying that blake griifin numbers wasnt that impresive,his numbers r better then most players at his position 40 double doubles so far not even halfway done with the season yet what is that man talking about

    • nykamare! says:

      yes the record is bad although they somehow beat some quality teams like lakers and heat but r u kidding me his #s arent even that impresive!?! top 5 in the entire league in reb 4 a rookie isnt impresive 12th in nba scoring is impresive and u contradict urself bg is on a team w/ bad record how bout golden state having only one more win!

    • to an idiot says:

      his numbers arent impressive? your an absoulute retard if you think that. 23 ppg 12.7 rpg and 3.5apg over 50percent fg isnt impressive its unbelieveable. he is the only guy in the league with numbers like that.
      please look abit further into it before you say that go ahead and look at the stats choose any one set it too only power forwards see if you find griffin on there. just lol at your comment. but i do agree its insane not to even mention ellis hes a great player

    • NBAfan says:

      WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, how is 24 ppg and 13 rbs a game in a rookie year considered NOT impressive? Not to mention the boy is the most electrifying player in the league even after a knee surgery.

      You have no idea what basketball is bro

      • cameron says:

        I totally agree these people dont know what they are talking about. griffin is amazing ellis is good but shouldnt be an allstar griffin should be an allstar which is an allstar.

    • Matt says:

      Jeff – While I agree that Monta Ellis should have some consideration, your comment about Big Blake is absurd. “Numbers aren’t even that impressive”?! for an All-Star game reserve or MVP?!? honestly dude what a stupid remark, 23 and 13 and making the Clips relevant again, league’s leading highlight machine. Not to mention the Clips have wins over some of the leagues top teams, its not like he’s playing for Cleveland. You have NBA writers and analysts all saying that Blake should go, not to mention the fans and its in LA.

    • Charles says:

      This arguement against Blake is absurd, inaccurate, fanatical, and just plain lacking intelligent thought.

      Don’t let you Golden State rivalry with LAC drop your IQ.

    • Brydon says:

      His numbers aren’t that impressive!? WHAT!? A rookie averaging 23 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists ISN’T IMPRESSIVE!? Anyone with those numbers should automatically be put into the allstar game!

  182. Josh says:

    Wheres Ellis?

    • cameron says:

      ellis is good but he is not exciting and he does not compare to the other allstars they are too good for him.

      • bankshot says:

        What? Blake or Ellis Shouldn’t be an all-star? wtf are talking about.?? and if allen,kg,pierce and rondo will be an allstar, then duncan,parker and ginobili should be allstar too!. It’s quite obvious, best record in the league. If theyre not playing like an all star then why do they have the best record?? right??

  183. kdub says:

    What about Monta Ellis??

  184. B says:

    Josh Smith is the most deserving player on the Hawks team. I would be very disappointed if I didnt see him on the all-star roster. He is the glue for this team. The fans go to see him. He is exciting, passionate, and athletic! The all-star game would be awesome if jsmoove was playing.

    • clos21 says:

      THAT’S THE ONLY REASON I GO TO THE GAME BESIDE HOPING THEY WIN IS TO SEE AN UNBELIEVABLE BLOCK, STEAL OR DUNK BY JOSH!!!!!!

    • waz gud says:

      @B. i agree josh smit is the backbone of the hawks and arguably the best defensive player in the leage. if it werent without him hawkn WOULD NOT BE AS GUD AS THEY ARE!

  185. ANTHONY MIDDLETON says:

    BLAKE GRIFFIN NEED TO START IN THE EAST AND WEST ALL SATR GAME

    • realistic says:

      not happenin dude.

      • Will says:

        if you ask me he might make it but if he does than Kevin Love should, he has better numbers than Giffin. Griffin is getting all this love cuz he can jump, if he wasnt above the rim he would be Kevin Love. I like him but there are better players who numbers arent as good that deserve there spots. 1st pick up from the teams that are winning teams. than if you dont get even than i say ask the players and the coaches not just the coaches. coaches see, but players know. if they keep it real then the best players will be in the all-star game. i know its a fans game, but fans shouldnt really vote. the reason i say that is because Yao Ming has no reason to be the starting center.

      • cameron says:

        blake is great and exciting but does not deserve to be a allstar.

  186. Ian says:

    If the Celtics get 4 all-stars, then the Spurs deserve 3! Look at both teams, ginobili and peirce are averaging about the same scoring and are the driving force of their teams. Duncan and garnett have almost identical stats, but both play the same vital backbone role on their team. And parker, though not an assist getter like Rondo, is the punch in the paint. Come on! 40-8! Only because of these three being healthy!

    • truth teller says:

      Ian the spurs are caught up in a numbers crunch. the west is loaded at the two other positions they would get an allstart guard and pf… so thats why. I agree that the celts dont deserve 4 guys I can go with ray maybe but no kg

      • NBAfan says:

        Celtics def deserve 4 all stars, how do they not? KG is the best PF in the East (overall), Rondo is the 2nd best PG in the East, Pierce is top 3 SF in the East (shooting 51% from field, and 42% from the three), and Ray Allen is the best shooting SG in the league. NOT TO MENTION they have the 2nd best record in the NBA and number 1 record in the East.

      • cameron says:

        the spurs 3 deserve to be an allstars and the celtics 4 deserve to be allstars ray allen is great and rondo and kg and pierce. ray allen is the best 3 point shooter of alltime and people want to see him and the other 3 great celtics players.

    • clayton says:

      are you Ian Ellis?

    • dan says:

      You are totally right!!

    • joe says:

      Man I agree Duncan Ginobilli how can u leave them out people crazy now n days

    • Juan says:

      I agree, I don’t understand how can you leave out of the west all star team the hart and soul of the best team in the league , Tim Duncan may not be having his best season (statistically speaking) but the spurs wouldn’t be were they are without Duncan. In the east team you’re (Sekou) rewarding the Celtics players because of the record of the team but in the west you don’t do the same? I definitely don’t understand!!.

      • Will says:

        the spurs do have the best record but are doing it with just solid players playing solid. the only all-star on there team are Tim Ducan and Manu. the celtics have more allstars that why the are getting an deserve those picks. if Shaq could stay on the floor longer he would be and all-star too. if you compare his numbers for the minutes he is getting. then i would say that he is still the most dominating big in the league. even have to double he when Dwight Howard is guarding him. so not just based on record is why the celtics have some many all stars, its because they are still all stars.

      • cameron says:

        the celtics are not getting rewarded because of there record its because they have great player.

    • celticsfan says:

      tony parker isnt an all star, hes a good player but there are gaurds in the west with way better numbers then him, for example, monta ellis averages 25.1 ppg and 5.6 apg and 2.26 spg which are all star numbers, while parker averages 17.3 ppg and 6.8 apg and 1.33 spg and dont get me wrong, those are good numbers but ellis has way better numbers and and is probably more deserving to be in the all star game

  187. Jermaine says:

    Why does everybody hate Loul Deng? How does the number 2 guy on the number 2 team in the East not deserve to be an all-star? I almost forgot to mention that he’s the top defender on the top defensive team in the league. Loul Deng should be an all-star way before Chris Bosh or Josh Smith!

    • realistic says:

      carlos boozer is the number two guy of the bulls. luol deng doens’t hold a candle against those other candidates in the 3 position.

    • villi says:

      It´s written Luol Deng and he is the third best player of the third best team in the east and The Bulls aren´t the best defensive team in the league

      • Milli says:

        Uhhh, they are the best defensive team in the league. There are more than one statistic for that category. Also, currently they are the #2 seed in the East making them the second best team in the East in many fans’ eyes.

      • Daniel says:

        yea and plus this is the allstar team not the all NBA team, Dengs not as entertaining as the others

    • Luol deng not deserves to be an all star.

    • Law064 says:

      @Jermaine you I’m from Chicago and I am a bulls fan Deng is inconsistant that’s why he’s not an All star. I like Luol but he’s a no show in some games and down the stretch he’s not stepping up and making plays. I luv my hometown bulls but Deng is far from a all star. Josh Smith will kill Deng

      • clos21 says:

        I AGREE WITH OUT JOSH SMITH THE HAWKS ARE A TOTALLY VUNERABLE DEFENSE TEAM BULLS WITH OUT DENG?????? AHHHHHHHHHH,!!!!! I DON’T SEE THEM SKIPPING A BEAT!!!!!!

    • nykamare! says:

      let me guess hes behind rose or is it boozer or maybe noah? thats y hes not makin it cuz hes not a number 2 guy on the team even w/ noah injured hes @ best the #4 guy. and bulls r behind celtics where ray allen makes allstar team b4 deng.

      • Brose4563 says:

        Ill tell ya why what makes ray allen in all star before deng and I hate the celtics.Ray Allen is second all time in 3 pt field goals he is a 20,000 point scorer in his career and has a championship ring now where does deng come in on a career like that he has been in the league since 2004 and one year the bulls was talking bout trading him so of course he is going to be behind rose and boozer being that rose is really the first player the bulls drafted that worth anything besides noah of the this decade and boozer a proven all star that has been in all star on multiple occasions and may I add he was on the west

    • clayton says:

      maybe because he is from Duke go unc!

      • justin says:

        I like the Celtics… But I do think that Raymond Felton and Josh Smith have had better individual performances than Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. Not to mention, it’s the NBA All-Star game and I think both Felton and Smith are more entertaining players… Well scratch that… You can make an argument for Ray Allen against Raymond Felton. But, how many combined All-Star games have Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen been to… It’s got a be over 20 or close to it. Do they really need to go to one more? How much does it really mean to them when they’ve been to so many? Let the new guys in!

    • Gmoney says:

      Yeah, I have to agree with law064. Luol is a great player and everytime I watch Chicago I wait for him to do something great. Sometime he does! But sometimes I forget he is even on the floor. He just disapears from time to time. However, I always know when Rose is out there. Always. And the same goes for most other All stars. I know when Kobe is on the floor, even when he is not scoring because he is usually doing something else. Sure, Dang can deffend, but he is not one of those incredible lock down guys. He seems to get beat often when I watch him guarding a super star. He has so much potential and I love him as a player, i just feel like he could be better and is not all star material yet.

    • dmoney says:

      lets not be a fag now, deng is a scrub, obvi, and has no chance of ever making ana allstar team

    • cameron says:

      deng is not good and is terrible compared to Chris Bosh or josh smith

    • john john says:

      Maybe Loul Deng is better than Chris Bosh but never will he be better than Josh Smith….

    • Ronnie says:

      boozer or deng have no chance to take chris bosh place
      NO NO & NEVER GON HAPPEN

    • Paul says:

      he’s not exciting