Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7.
The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Nikola Jokic making up the starters from the West.
All 10 of these players are very much deserving of the honour and there should be no issues about their all-star legitimacy at all.
Now we get into the more interesting conversation of who should be named as the 14 other all-star reserves.
Given the nature of this NBA season — one fraught with much parity — there are many deserving candidates on teams up and down the standings, whose records shouldn’t necessarily hold them back. Therefore, the amount of all-star “snubs” will likely be high.
Here’s a look at who we believe should be named to the all-star reserves this year.
G: James Harden
G: Jaylen Brown
F/C: Khris Middleton
F/C: Jayson Tatum
F/C: Bam Adebayo
WC: Ben Simmons
WC: Fred VanVleet