Saturday, February 5, 2011


June 15, 2010 - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - epa02204291 Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant against the Boston Celtics during the second half of game six of the NBA Finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 15 June 2010. The Celtics lead the series 3-2.

The reserves for this years NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles have been announced. Out in the west wing joining Kobe will be Laker teammate Pau Gasol and fellow STAPLES home talent, Blake Griffin. The great rookie has dunked his way into households and youtube reels alike this season. Also suiting up in West red will be Oklahoma's most deserving, Russell Westbrook, the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Utah's Deron Williams and the league best San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who are having resurgent years. The Boston Celtics dominate the Eastern bench like their banners dominate rafters. Under the tutelgage of coach Doc Rivers, Boston's big four of Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen will don Eastern blue, as will the Heat's Chris Bosh who completes Miami's big-three All-Star offering. Not to be left out Atlanta have a pair of Hawks flying to L.A in the form of Al Horford and Joe Johnson. These guys round out two, incredible and deserving squads. Still out in STAPLES there seems to be no love for the Minnesota's Kevin, while hometown heros Eric Gordon and Andrew Bynum haven't made the cut. Neither has much-deserving Laker, Lamar Odom. Well, at least we tried. There is always next year guys. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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