NBA All-Star Game 2012 Rosters: Complete Starting Lineups for Both Conferences
Barely two months have passed since the lifting of the lockout, and we suddenly find ourselves staring straight at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. It's just three weeks away.
The starting lineups for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams are already here. They were revealed on TNT a short while ago.
Let's take a look, shall we?
Eastern Conference Starting Lineup
G: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
G: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
F: LeBron James, Miami Heat
F: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
C: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Western Conference Starting Lineup
G: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
G: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
F: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
F: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
C: Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers
Eastern Conference Snubs
There's only one I can think of, and he just so happens to be the same guy the TNT crew was talking about: Chris Bosh.
As much as everyone likes to clown on Bosh, he's having a very good season, averaging 20.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Yes, Melo is second in the East in scoring at 23.7 points per game, but he's having just an okay season by his standards, and the Knicks are terrible. I'd rather see Bosh in the starting lineup.
Who should be starting for the West?
Western Conference Snubs
I love Blake Griffin as much as anyone, but Kevin Love should be starting for the West. It doesn't get much better than 25.3 points and 13.6 rebounds a game. Griffin, by comparison, is averaging 21.6 points and 11.2 rebounds. He was better last season.
Aside from Love, the starters are all as they should be.
The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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