NBA Announces All-Star Game Reserves

The NBA All-Star Game starters were announced on February 18th, with many of the usual suspects getting voted in by the fans.  

LeBron James will be making his 17th appearance and along with Kevin Durant (11th appearance) will be the Captains for the game. 

The starting units are elected by a weighted combination of votes from fans (50%), media (25%) and current players (25%). However, when it comes to the reserves, only the NBA's 30 coaches have a say. And they get to vote in two guards, three forwards and two wildcards (which can be any position).

At 7 PM EST this evening, the votes were tabulated and the league announced the following players have made it to the NBA All-Star Game. 

While this is an impressive list of players, there are of course, players that have been snubbed. Most notably left off the teams are Devin Booker (24.7 ppg/3.8 rpg/4.3 apg) and Fred VanVleet (20.1 ppg/4.4 rpg/6.6 apg). LeBron took to the socials to come to Booker's aid. 

Others left off the All-Star team include Gordon Hayward (21.9 ppg/5.4 rpg/3.7 apg), Domantas Sabonis (21.5 ppg/11.6 rpg/5.7 apg) and Bam Adebayo (19.5 ppg/9.5 rpg/5.5 apg). As is the case every year, look out for these players in the 2nd half of the year, as they use the All-Star Game snub as motivation to prove the coaches of the NBA wrong. 

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