Twitter Explodes as the NBA Announces All-Star Reserves

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Twitter Explodes as the NBA Announces All-Star Reserves
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In what is always a hotly debated event, the NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday afternoon. 

Sports Illustrated gives us the lucky selected few from the West:

And here are the East reserves:

You know the deal with this. The All-Star backups are chosen by all 30 head coaches, and no matter who gets the prestigious nod, some fans are overwhelmed with joy, while others are undoubtedly enraged with the fire of a thousand suns. 

Much like it tends to do with this type of an event, Twitter went off the rails with excitement/anger. 

Twitter Reaction

Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski ruined some of the suspense by tweeting this a mere 13 minutes before the selections were set to take place:

This man knows way too much. 

Of course, ESPN's Marc Stein wasn't to be outdone. That prompted J.E. Skeets of The Basketball Jones to ring the bell on the battle of the early news-breakers:

Golden State has David Lee to thank for breaking this truly unbelievable streak (via ESPN Stats & Info):

The city very easily could have had Stephen Curry to thank as well, but the talented guard was left off the list. That didn't stop him from congratulating his boy:

Team chemistry: Up. 

Naturally, things weren't all so positive. CBS Sports' Matt Moore wasn't exactly thrilled about Chris Bosh being selected over Brook Lopez:

Also, TNT's Charles Barkley might be taking the Stephen Curry snub a little too seriously (via ESPN's Chris Palmer):

Chuck wasn't done. In classic Chuck fashion, he invented his own term (via NBA on TNT):

Grantland's Bill Simmons laid out the West's situation:

That seemed to be the consensus. 

Finally, and most importantly, LeBron James had some advice for the first-time selections:

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