The NBA is full of superstars and young upcoming talent. This year’s All-Star Game should be one of the most exciting with all the great superstars playing in the game, but when players don’t make it that should, it always hurts the fans.
First let’s start with the Eastern Conference: the starters are all good and make sense, but there were some iffy selections among the reserves. Al Horford is a solid power forward, but he is only averaging fourteen points and seven rebounds. Players like Ben Simmons or Andre Drummond have better stats and have had a more all-star caliber seasons so far. However, Andre Drummond is now on the team due to other injuries.
In the West, the biggest two snubs are Chris Paul and Paul George. Being all-stars before, you would think they would make it again, but they didn’t. The West is stacked with superstar talent so they just got the boot. Although Paul George is now on the team due to injuries, Chris Paul is still not on the roster. Lou Williams, an established veteran with spectacular numbers this year, is another snub due to the already star-studded Western Conference roster.
Other than those snubs, the all-star rosters look good, and it should be an exciting weekend. Now let’s talk about the upcoming young superstars. The four biggest names right now are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Karl Anthony Towns, and Ben Simmons. They are putting up great numbers and looking like the future of the NBA. Victor Oladipo is another up and coming big name averaging over twenty points and five assists. He made the all-star team this year and is looking like a future star. There are many other exciting young players players like Devin Booker, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, De’Aaron Fox, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and Jamal Murray.
These players are the future of the NBA, but they are already helping to rebuild their teams. The snubs will bounce back and work harder, and the second half of the season will begin to get more intense. The NBA’s future is bright. The East will be rebuilt the West will stay strong, and the battles and rivalries will get more intense. The second half of the season will be legendary as the playoff picture begins to unfold.