The NBA All-Star Game starters have been announced, and now it is up to the coaching staffs to fill out the rest of the rosters. It's going to prove to be a tough task this season, as so many players are having excellent season and fans voted for starters in the frontcourt and backcourt as opposed to standard positions. As a result, players who were once surefire locks for the All-Star Game will not be making the trip to Houston this year, at least not to play in the game.
It's truly sad because fans love watching these players, but will be robbed of the chance to see them simply because of a voting change. Were the regular system used, such a problem (for lack of better word) might not be present.
Instead, perennial All-Stars like Steve Nash will fall victim to better seasons from fellow players like Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook, and breakout guys like Brook Lopez may fall victim to being on the bubble as well.
Don't get me wrong; the 2013 NBA All-Star Game is still going to be a lot of fun to watch, but not seeing a small handful of players participating will take a small, unidentifiable something away from it.