2012 NBA All-Star Game Reserves: Who Really Got Snubbed?

February 11th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
The 2012 NBA All-Star Game reserves were announced on February 9, 2012, and as one would expect, there is a bit of controversy about those who deserved to go but didn't make it.

Players like Josh Smith and Monta Ellis have been popular names in the conversation of "who got snubbed," but there's one player that both fans and analysts have seemed to overlook. A player who has played as well, if not better, than any big man in the NBA over the course of the season. A player who lacks the name value of Dirk Nowitzki, which may be the primary reason he failed to make the All-Star roster. That man is DeMarcus Cousins.

Not the name you expected to see, is it?

Before you write this off as a bogus article, let's think things through, for a second. After former Kings head coach Paul Westphal accused the Kentucky alum of requesting a trade, Cousins saw a drop in popularity around the league.

Westphal then lost his job a few days later, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say his accusation played a prominent role in his dismissal. Cousins, unfortunately, remained the center of negative attention, taking on the brunt of the criticism as Westphal stepped ...

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