In a time of the season when the best show they have the best in the NBA Finals, it is worth noting those overlooked. Pau Gasol has been an All-Star, but is overlooked himself for leading his team to a 50+ win season with the Grizzlies.
There are other players over the past two decades who have put up strong seasons, yet they are routinely overlooked.
Many such as Charles Oakley, Mark Jackson, Rik Smits, Charles Oakley and Mookie Blaylock made it one time. Then again, there are players that have had All-Star worthy seasons or careers but never got the chance to play in the game.
Here are those who could have been considered or have shown themselves right on the edge of making it over the past twenty years.