Gotta be honest, I was worried. With the Sixers' terrible record and sheer amount of great point guards in the East, it wasn't a sure thing. But he deserved it, and we've gotten word from Woj that Jrue Holiday will indeed be an All-Star reserve. And that is great news for everybody. Even you!
This marks two years in a row that the Sixers have had an All-Star. Lest you've already forgotten, Andre Iguodala ended his Sixers career with an exclamation point and, finally, an All-Star selection. Both were earned. Here's hoping the third All-Star selection in a row will go to Andrew Bynum next season. Gasp.
Jrue will be joined in the Eastern reserves by Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Chris Bosh, and Tyson Chandler. No David West, no Brook Lopez. No Thaddeus Young, which is less of a surprise, though he has been quite good. Bosh has no business being there. Deng doesn't either.
In the West, Steph Curry got snubbed real hard. Real hard. Tony Parker, LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Tim Duncan, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and David Lee. Really missing Steph Curry from that. But at least with Steph out, Jrue gets the hands down award as cutest All-Star. And he didn't even need to tweet a dick pic to make it happen. He's so wholesome.
The All-Star Game will be held on Sunday February 17th. Arnett Moultrie, alas, can safely book a plane ticket home.
Now we've got two reasons to look forward to the All-Star Game: the 7 minutes of garbage time Jrue will play (I gotta be pessimistic about something here) and the return of the big guy. If all twelve Sixers fans are focused on Jrue on a national stage, maybe Bynum's return will not be quite as breathlessly awaited.
Get your UGGs on, Jrue. You're the man.