The reserves for the NBA All-Star game were released last night, and they caused a little bit of a stir.
Joe Johnson, guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has somehow made his way in to the East's roster on the back of a decent January but a fairly average season in general.
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry can feel extremely annoyed at the decision. It seems like the only reason he hasn't been picked is because he plays in Canada.
The Raptors point man clearly deserved to go to based on this seasons performances. He's first among East point guards in player efficiency rating and actually defends well, unlike many others at his position.
Meanwhile in the West, it's Anthony Davis who can feel most disappointed, as he will not be suiting up in front of his home crowd in New Orleans.
'The Brow' is the leading blocker in the league and has quickly become the Pelicans star player also averaging 20 points a game on his way to becoming one of the best all round big men in the league.
Another guy that had a great shout of being a reserve was Lance Stephenson. Stephenson is averaging 14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists while leading the NBA with four triple-doubles (Double what Kevin Durant has, and 4x more than Lebron) He also plays on a Indiana Pacers team with the East's top record and plenty of scorers.
Charles Barkley had his say on Stephenson's diabolical overlook saying, "The coaches don't know what they're doing. There is no reason Lance Stephenson can't be an All-Star."
Other players that had a case to make the team were Goran Dragic who has led the Phoenix Suns on their amazing run this year, Demarcus Cousins who's promotional video sadly failed, and Aaron Afflalo a bright ray in Orlando's pretty terrible season.
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