2011 All-Star Starters Announced
Your 2011 NBA All-Star Game starters, as voted by the fans and announced by the NBA are below. The game will be played in Los Angeles on February 20.
G Dwyane Wade
G Kobe Bryant
For the first time in quite a while, I don't have a problem with any of the players voted in by the fans-- Yao Ming did at least play briefly this year and will be replaced by a player to be determined by NBA commissioner David Stern. Fans, give yourselves a round of applause. Instead of the usual popularity contest, the best players will be on the floor when the big game tips off.
The reserves will be determined by the coaches and will be announced February 3. Leading up to that point everyone-- myself included-- will weigh in with whom they feel should round out each team. There will be arguments about what should constitute All-Star consideration and who needs to watch from the bleachers.