For reasons beyond my comprehension, Josh Smith has failed to garner a single All-Star selection over the course of his eight-year career. Despite his phenomenal defense and impressive versatility from the power forward position, Smith has been consistently snubbed come All-Star Weekend, often in favor of less deserving teammates like Al Horford or Joe Johnson.
Last season, Smith absolutely stuffed the stat sheet, as he averaged 18.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. Yet voters felt that Johnson, with an equal scoring average and far inferior contributions in most other categories, was more deserving of an All-Star bid.
Smith may have had his share of attitude problems early in his career, but after several seasons of being overlooked, it's time he got his turn in the spotlight.