Many fans cried foul that their hometown favorite was left out of the starting five. Others objectively opposed the selection of certain veterans who only made it based off of their popularity.
Take a look at the starters, and formulate your own opinion:
2013 NBA All-Star Game starters: EAST -- Wade, Rondo, LeBron, Melo, KG. WEST -- Kobe, CP3, Durant, Howard, Griffin twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2013
The name value is certainly there. The question is: Did all who were voted in deserve to make it?
While we can't change what has happened, we can acknowledge one undeniable truth: Certain players were snubbed. Fortunately, they will receive respect here.