Western Conference Greatness Will Lead to Historic Amount of NBA All-Star Snubs

January 17th, 2015 by Andy Bailey Leave a reply »

Every season, a debate starts to rage around the turn of the new year over who deserves to be an NBA All-Star. Thanks to the ridiculous amount of talent in the Western Conference in 2014-15, that debate could be louder than ever before.

And when the rosters are actually announced, the list of players who got snubbed is going to look like an all-star team unto itself.

Just look at the staggering number of players in that conference who are producing at an all-star or near-all-star level:

Just a reminder, only 12 of those 34 guys will get into the game. And five spots are determined by fan voting. It's just preposterous.


The Fan Vote

The latest return from NBA.com on the voting offers some clues about who those first five will be.

The top three frontcourt and top two guards are the automatic entrants. So if the voting holds, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant are in.

With the amount of rest days Kobe's been getting lately, it's conceivable to think he might give his spot up and give s ...

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