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Dirk Nowitzki selected to his 11th consecutive All Star appearance

So Dirk was selected to his 11th consecutive All Star appearance along with Russell Westbrook (OKC), Marc Gasol (MEM), BFF Steve Nash (PHX), Kevin Love (MIN), LaMarcus Aldridge (POR), and Tony Parker (SAS).

As per Marc Spears:

While Dirk has said he's not deserving of being an All-Star, a source says Mavs coach Rick Carlisle lobbied on his behalf to West Coaches.

Eastern conference reserves were Chris Bosh (MIA), Joe Johnson (ATL), Roy Hibbert (IND), Paul Pierce (BOS), Deron Williams (NJ), Luol Deng (CHI), and Andre Iguodala (PHI).

Obvious snubs were Rajon Rondo (BOS), Paul Milsap (UTA), injured Danilo Gallinari (DEN) or any representative from Denver, and Danny Granger (IND).

So to sum it up, here's what we have for each conference (starters in bold):

Western Conference

  • Chris Paul (LAC)
  • Kobe Bryant (LAL)
  • Kevin Durant (OKC)
  • Blake Griffin (LAC)
  • Andrew Bynum (LAL)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)
  • Kevin Love (MIN)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (POR)
  • Marc Gasol (MEM)
  • Russell Westbrook (OKC)
  • Tony Parker (SAS)
  • Steve Nash (PHX)

Eastern Conference

  • Derrick Rose (CHI)
  • Dwyane Wade (MIA)
  • LeBron James (MIA)
  • Carmelo Anthony (NYK)
  • Dwight Howard (ORL)
  • Chris Bosh (MIA)
  • Joe Johnson (ATL)
  • Roy Hibbert (IND)
  • Paul Pierce (BOS)
  • Deron Williams (NJ)
  • Luol Deng (CHI)
  • Andre Iguodala (PHI)

Were you happy that Dirk got in the All Star team? Was it a surprise? or would you rather #LetDirkAnnounce (if you don't get it, check twitter)? Do you think Jeremy Lin should have been an all star? Voice out your comments and/or displeasures, I know LJ won't mind.

Interesting tidbit:

As per Mark Followill's tweet

So w/ selected to 2012 ASG, its the 7th time the defending champ has had 1 All-Star representative. Also 70, 95, 98, 04, 05, 08

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