NBA All-Star Roster 2012: Dirk Nowitzki and Slumping Stars Who Don't Belong

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NBA All-Star Roster 2012: Dirk Nowitzki and Slumping Stars Who Don't Belong
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The NBA All-Star game is a way for stars of the past to get a shot of confidence as they get voted to the team for the umpteenth time.

It’s the ego boost they need to falsely remind them they are among the best 24 players in the league. Problem is, they haven’t been for the last few years and keep going because they are a recognizable name on the ballot for fans that don’t do their research.

Because let’s face it, how many fans really know about the magnificent seasons LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins and Ty Lawson are having?

The All-Star game is all about stars and big names first and talent second, and the coaches who pick the reserves know this.

So when TNT announces the reserves for this year’s game Thursday night, here are five guys that deserve to be left out, but will more than likely end up getting the nod to Orlando based off their work in the last decade.

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