The NBA has announced their All-Star reserves, and some players that were initially snubbed have been named to their conference’s team as reserves. For starters — maybe that’s not the best terminology but who cares — Tyson Chandler has been named to the East team. Many thought that Chandler’s absence from the initial team was due to the fact that centers were lumped in with the rest of the frontcourt.
As a result, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony were selected as starters.
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was also selected as a frontcourt reserve, as was small forward Luol Deng. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was also named to the East’s frontcourt reserve team as was Paul George of the Indiana Pacers . As for the East’s backcourt, Sixers’ guard Jrue Holiday has been named to the team as has Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.
Over in the Western Conference, Tony Parker headlines the reserves. The Golden State Warriors are sending David Lee to the All-Star game, which means the Warriors are sending their first All-Star to the festivities since Latrell Sprewell went in 1997. But while Lee is going, guard Stephan Curry is not, which means he remains one of the biggest snubs in the All-Star game.
LaMarcus Aldridge will be going to the All-Star Game as well, representing the Portland Trailblazers. Many fans would have liked to see guard Damien Lillard get the nod, but Aldridge will be making the trip instead.
The rest of the Western Conference reserves include Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Rockets guard James Harden and Spurs forward Tim Duncan.