The 2011 All-Star reserves were announced tonight and, with the exception of David Stern's pick to replace the injured Yao Ming as the Western Conference starting center, we can begin the debate over which troop will emerge victorious on February 20th. Will it be the East, featuring the Heat's big three and the Celtic's hall-of-fame conglomerate? Or the West, featuring the always explosive Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant, not to mention All-Star mainstays like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan?
And while the players selected are undoubtedly great and will help make this All-Star game one to remember, there are a number of players who either got snubbed for this selection or weren't quite on the radar yet.
Without further ado, I give you seven players we could be hearing Charles Barkley ranting about on TNT on year from now: