The NBA has announced the reserves for the All Star game:
Devin Harris, Danny Granger, Jameer Nelson, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, Rashard Lewis and Paul Pierce.
Apparently, it helps to play for a winner, especially one in Orlando. All of the borderline choices were Magic or Celtics.
My take: not a surprise. Players are rewarded for playing for winners because they tend to be higher profile. It draws fans not only for the All Star game, but gives those players a higher stature when the playoffs come around. No reason to showcase a known star like VC if that team will be one and done in the playoffs. Harris and Bosh on the other hand are no brainers.
I don't think Iguodala was robbed, but I do think its a bit of a farce to reward Jameer for playing a few good months. He was in many ways a below average NBA PG heading into this season. Give him Most Improved Player, but don't tell me he is an All Star based on a few good months. Lewis is equally questionable.