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NBA announces 2011 East, West All-Star starters

Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:14 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 7:15 pm
 
The National Basketball Association has officially announced the starters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams. Posted by Ben Golliver.

The NBA officially announced the Eastern Conference and Western Conference starters for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on Thursday.

For the Eastern Conference: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.

For the Western Conference: New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Rockets Yao Ming.

Of the 10 names selected, there were no real surprises, as all had established themselves fairly strongly during the balloting process. The biggest snubs? For the East: probably Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, although Rose is difficult to argue. For the West: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki should be there, as should every center that actually played more than five games this season.

Bryant was the leading vote-getter for the Western Conference; Howard was the leading vote-getter for the Eastern Conference.

Here's a look at the jerseys this year's All-Stars will be wearing. 

The 2011 All-Star game will be played in Los Angeles, California, at the Staples Center on February 20.
Comments

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:49 pm
 

NBA announces 2011 East, West All-Star starters

Derrick Rose is a good choice, though not without its downsides. Obviously Rose scores more than Rondo does and therefore averages fewer assists than Rondo (almost 5 fewer assists/game than Rondo). However, it should also be noted that Rose has a field goal percentage of almost 8% less than Rondo. In other words, the points come at the price of some chucking, as well as the fewer assists. Among the 10 starters, Rose only trails Carmelo in chucking. (Rose shoots 44.5% while Carmelo shoots 43.4%. Rondo shoots 52%.)



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:45 pm
 

NBA announces 2011 East, West All-Star starters

Come on China. Yao Ming has barely played at all this year. I mean sure the West has no real good centers, but at least don't vote for a guy just based on his nationality.

Also, I wish people would put their biases aside when doing this within the United States as well. No way Dwight Howard should beat LeBron James in votes. No way anyone should beat LeBron.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:43 pm
 

NBA announces 2011 East, West All-Star starters

i also dont understand why people vote for Yao Ming if hes out for the season, i think this also happened last year which makes NO sense.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:42 pm
 

NBA announces 2011 East, West All-Star starters

Hands down the EAST will win this year, mark my words


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