Maybe it's time the NBA stopped calling it the All-Star Game.
All the stars are never present because there are too many, and nobody—to the best of my knowledge—has suggested they construct a game-specific, travel-friendly court with six hoops in an effort to battle this exhibition out by division, Royal Rumble-style.
Perhaps soon-to-be commissioner Adam Silver can trailblaze a movement that integrates more hoops, basketballs and teams. Or maybe he'll change the event's name to "Some-Stars Game" or something like that.
Until then, we must come to terms with there always being snubs—players deserving of All-Star recognition who simply won't get it.
This year, like most, we're gearing up for more disappointment. In this list, we're left to lament the absence of stars who (potentially) won't make the super-exclusive, obviously flawed cut.
*Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference unless otherwise noted.