Duncan, Westbrook and Irving Lead NBA All-Star Reserve Selections

  • Hoophead
  • Jeremy Repanich
  • January 25, 2013, 12:56 PM

james hardenLast night on TNT, the crew of Ernie, Kenny, Chris, Shaq and Charles announced the 2013 NBA All-Star Reserves. Headlining the selections were the usual names you come to expect in an All-Star Game: Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh and Tim Duncan.

However, in the Eastern Conference five guys made the team for the first time: Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers) and Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls). Out West, James Harden of the Houston Rockets was the only first time selection.

[Check out the All-Star Game starters in their All-Star uniforms!]

The most notable snub in the East was Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez Lopez has been one of the best big men in the East, anchoring a resurgent Nets team that has moved into third place in the conference just behind the Knicks and Heat. He won't be home alone though. His teammates Joe Johnson and Deron Williams didn't make the squad either. The Celtics' Kevin Garnett, who hasn't really had an All-Star caliber season, made the team as a starter and that hurt Lopez's chances for a front court roster spot.

Out in the West, Golden State Warrior Steph Curry failed to make the team despite a phenomenal season for the Warriors. He's shooting an outstanding 45 percent from three-point land while averaging 20.9 points and 6.6 assists per game.

Who do you think should have made the team? Who would you have left off? Check out the full rosters and let us know in the comments below!


2013 Eastern Conference All-Star Team

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks
Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls


2013 Western Conference All-Star Team

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trailblazers
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
James Harden, Houston Rockets
David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

The All-Star Game will be in Houston on February 17 with the Slam Dunk Competition happening on Saturday February 16.

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nobody from toronto made it, so go bosh and lebron

go east


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