NBA's Best Players Who Never Made an All-Star Team

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NBA's Best Players Who Never Made an All-Star Team
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This season, the snubbing of Lance Stephenson, Kyle Lowry and others from the All-Star Game has been discussed ad nauseam. But what about the guys who got snubbed for their entire career?

When there are only 24 players selected for the big game each year, there's bound to be a number of major omissions. Believe it or not, there's even a few Hall of Famers who never got the nod.

So this slideshow is an effort to honor those who never got their moment at All-Star Weekend despite probably deserving it.

The players will be organized the same way this year's teams were: five starters, two reserve guards, three reserve forwards and two wild cards.

They have to be out of the league to qualify for the team, since technically, active players still have a shot at a selection. And though much of this is subjective, there are few pieces of criteria that guided the selection process.

Basketball Reference's "Player Season Finder" tool filters and organizes all the league's players based on selected criteria.

For the purposes of this slideshow, I looked up players with the most career win shares without an All-Star appearance, players with the most win shares in a single season without an All-Star appearance and players without an All-Star appearance sorted by points per game, rebounds per game or assists per game.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all stats are courtesy of Sports-Reference.com and NBA.com.

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