Eastern Conference coaches voted Hawks guard Joe Johnson and center Al Horford as reserves for the NBA All-Star game, the league announced tonight. It's the fifth straight All-Star selection for Johnson and the second in a row for Horford. Both players represented the Hawks in Dallas last season, when Horford played in reserve and Johnson started after Allen Iverson was unable to play due to injury. This year's game is set to be played on Feb. 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Johnson, 29, has been named an All-Star in all but one of his six seasons in Atlanta. He signed a six-year, $123.7 million free-agent contract with the Hawks last summer. "It means a great deal to me to be selected as an All-Star again," Johnson said in a statement released by the team. "I can't thank my coaches and teammates, as well as the organization, enough for helping to put me in this position."
Johnson and Horford are All-Stars again
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 4