BOSTON In what may go down as the one of the more anti-climatic, All-Star announcements of the starting five ever, what we've known for weeks will become official tonight.
For the Eastern Conference, Chicago's Derrick Rose and Miami's Dwyane Wade will be the starting guards. In the frontcourt, Miami's LeBron James and New York's Carmelo Anthony will be the forwards. And at center, you've got Dwight Howard.
For the Western Conference, we'll see an all-LA backcourt of Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul from the Lakers and Clippers, respectively. The forwards will be Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. In the middle will be Andrew Bynum of the Lakers.
The coaches of the respective conferences will fill out the rest of the rosters. But with this season being so condensed, I thought I might help them out.
Here are the players that I would add to the respective conferences.
And if you agree, let me hear it!
If I omitted your guy, make a case for him and I just might change my mind.
At any rate, here are (who should be) the All-Star reserves:
GUARDS: Rajon Rondo, Boston; Deron Williams, New Jersey
FORWARDS: Josh Smith, Atlanta; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia
CENTER: Roy Hibbert, Indiana
BEST OF THE REST: Chris Bosh, Miami; Luol Deng, Chicago
GUARDS: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City; Kyle Lowry, Houston
FORWARDS: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland
CENTER: Marcin Gortat, Phoenix
BEST OF THE REST: Kevin Love, Minnesota; Danilo Gallinari, Denver