HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — You’ve already seen HT’s picks for the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves and Western Conference All-Star reserves. You know we threw out conventional wisdom and the rules and rewarded the guys who are playing the best, regardless of listed position, on the best teams and lobbied hard for them to be included in the big party that will go on in Orlando in a couple of weeks.
Well, tonight it becomes official.
The All-Star reserves will be announced exclusively on TNT at 7 p.m. ET, with Ernie Johnson holding court with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal as the coach’s selections for the reserves are unveiled to the public.
Does LaMarcus Aldridge finally get his due? What about Luol Deng and Josh Smith? Did the coaches do the right thing? Did they overlook the Suns’ rough start and put Steve Nash where he belongs? Is Paul Pierce going to have some Celtics company in Orlando? We can only hope they read up on our suggestions and did what needed to be done.
They had all the resource materials anyone could need.
Our very own Steve Aschburner weighed in with his picks for the Eastern Conference reserves, fine picks all around, even if we didn’t agree on all of them (one man’s snub is another man’s All-Star).
And our main man Fran Blinebury came through with his picks for the Western Conference reserves, celebrating Nash’s 38th birthday with a well-deserved bid to Orlando for the league’s assist leader.
We’ll find out tonight!