According to Yahoo! Sports the NBA All-Star reserves names are out there and that list includes the big Shaq Diesel. I couldn’t be happier! What is All-Star weekend without some Shaq-Daddy action?
The remaining West reserves will include:
“Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol, New Orleans Hornets’ David West, Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker, Denver Nuggets’ Chauncey Billups and Portland Trail Blazers’ Brandon Roy.”
That means no Kevin Durant — answering the debate which has swarmed the internet of late, as to whether being a winner is an important factor in All-Star selection.
The East reserves include two Orlando Magic, Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis. East coaches also chose the Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce, Atlanta Hawks’ Joe Johnson, Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh, New Jersey Nets’ Devin Harris and Indiana Pacers’ Danny Granger.
Jameer Nelson… I’m still not sold. In fact I would have loved to have seen my boy José Calderon of the Raptors there, but perhaps those missed games hampered his chances. But once again that winning record has to come into it — the Magic have been, well, magical.