There was serious doubt heading into tonight that the Eastern Conference All-Stars would only consist of two of the Miami Heat’s Big Three.
There was reason to believe that when you consider the amount of depth at the forward position out East, but the coaches decided to give the nod to Chris Bosh for his eighth consecutive All-Star game appearance.
Bosh is averaging 17.3 points on a career-high 54 percent from the field, but a career-low 7.2 boards per. He is one of the few elder statesmen of the Eastern Conference reserves, with five of the reserves partaking in their first All-Star game.
Joining Bosh on the bench will be Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, and Kyrie Irving.
Out West, the reserves will be Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph, David Lee, and LaMarcus Aldridge.