All-Star Weekend is bearing down upon us once more. The annual period where sports fans and sports writers come together to argue about which players did and didn't make the All-Star Team.
"Why is [insert player] in the team, when it is clear than [insert player of almost identical talent] has played much better this season""
"It is clear that [insert foreign player] was only chosen to appease the [insert foreign country] market"
"How can [insert stud of terrible team] have made it when [insert stud of slightly less terrible team] was snubbed?"
Having no interest in adding to the usual All-Star hyperbole, here is a list split in an altogether unique manner - alphabetically*. Who is the best for each letter of the alphabet? You will be surprised how much competition there is for a few of the most popular letters.
So, here they are, the NBA's best, from Amar'e to Žach.
* Player's given names, rather than family names, have been used. This is partly because using given names would be too easy, and partly because it produced more interesting results.