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2013 NBA All-Star Game: Chris Bosh Named Eastern Conference Starter

Eastern Conference All-Star head coach Erik Spoelstra has named one of his own as a start for this Sunday’s game. Chris Bosh was named as Roajon Rondo’s All-Star starter replacement meaning Miami’s entire Big-3 lineup will be starting the All-Star game for the East. Dwayne Wade and LeBron James were already named starters and they join Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett as starters.

There was some drama surrounding whether Spoelstra would buckle and stay in-house when it came to naming Rondo’s replacement, and the hints he dropped two weeks ago ended up being spot on. Spoelstra said that he would remain loyal to the Heat in naming any replacement starters and he stayed true to his word.

Obviously, everyone in the world who’s not a Heat fan is instantly going to have a problem with the announcement especially since Spoelstra made it known that he was going to be a homer in his decision. Cleveland Cavaliers fans are particularly upset as they’ve essentially been screwed over by the Heat once again as Kyrie Irving (the conventional choice) was passed over in favor of Bosh.

With Bosh now confirmed to be starting, the East’s starting lineup will consist of four frontcourt players and just one guard in Dwyane Wade. Not that it really matters since the All-Star game is one of the most meaningless exhibition games in all of sports, but Spoelstra shaking his Heat pom-poms deserves every bit of dripping criticism is gets.

But hey, it’s the All-Star game so how upset can we really get?

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  • Aaron

    This shows what kind of loser he is. The integrity of this team from coach to players is very poor. Do you think popovich would have done this. Not a chance. This is why most of the world hates them.

    • Josh Hill

      In all honesty I think Spoelstra had no choice but to play Bosh. It’s been established he has very little input on that team, so I’m not at all shocked he helped out Bosh and got him a start in the All-Star Game. Spo has always seemed like the “nerd” of the group or the kid who’s hanging out with the cool kids but doesn’t really fit in. Just my opinion, but that’ how it’s always looked to me.

      • Patrick Allen

        Should have been Irving. I am biased but Irving is a star.

  • Bohratom

    Im a Knick fan but hope the east loses now due to the coach putting his 3 in the starting lineup.

  • paul luster

    get over it as long as the east wins who cares