Being named an NBA All-Star is a big honour. It is a great recognition for a player’s efforts on the court, and aso a stamp of being one of the best players in the NBA. Still, there can be only 24 NBA All-Stars, and in a league as talented as the NBA, there are bound to be snubs for the All-Star game.
Before we reveal our list of NBA All-Star snubs, here is the list of the NBA All-Star selections, as well as the teams chosen by the captains, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Do note, that this year’s NBA All-Star game format is a new one entirely.
Eastern Conference NBA All-Stars:
Starters– LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and DeMar DeRozan
Reserves– Bradley Beal, John Wall, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love and Al Horford
Western Conference All-Stars:
Starters- Stephen Curry, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Kevin Durant
Reserves- Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl Anthony-Towns and Jimmy Butler
Starters- LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins
Reserves- Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and Victor Oladipo
Starters- Stephen Curry, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid
Reserves– Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, Karl Anthony-Towns and Al Horford
This is a solid group of NBA All-Stars but there have been a number of high profile snubs, considering the season and the players’ contribution. Here’s who we think are the biggest absentees from the NBA All-Star list for 2018 (in no particular order)