Every year, the NBA announces their All-NBA team for the year, the best players at their respective positions.
And as you would expect, they're all All-Stars. But what of those players who aren't the man on their team? Whose shirt isn't at the top of the sales list all year? How have they impacted the playoffs?
Well what follows is my own list of players not selected for the All-Star Game who have been the best at their position throughout these here playoffs.
(Meaning I will be leaving out: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming, Tony Parker, Chauncey Billups, Brandon Roy, and Dirk Nowitzki from the West and Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mo Williams, Paul Pierce, Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, and Joe Johnson from the East...but then you knew that already).