PER Diem: Jan. 29, 2009

Breaking down the snubs for the rookie-sophomore game.

Updated: January 29, 2009, 2:17 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

We complain a lot about who was and wasn't picked for the All-Star Game each year, and later Thursday we'll have an opportunity to do more of the same when the league announces the reserves for the Feb. 15 fiesta in Phoenix.

But here's one thing we can all agree on: It can't possibly get as bad as the picks for the Rookie Challenge -- excuse me, the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam -- which each year produces a few gut-busters.

Those two nine-man squads, one for the ...

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