Should Pierce have made it?
The All-Star Game reserves have been announced, and as usual, there's a mixture of snubs and stretches. The selection of Paul Pierce, for example, came as a bit of a surprise, as he's having a down season by his standards...
What about Nowitzki?
...and the selection of Dirk Nowitzki brings up some of the same questions. Nowitzki is averaging only 17.6 points per game this season, more than five points below his career average.
Biggest East snub?
Our experts identified several snubs for each conference. The absence of Greg Monroe caused several heads to turn in the East...
Biggest West snub?
...while Pau Gasol's snub was notable in the West. Gasol had 25 points and 14 rebounds in helping the Lakers beat the Celtics on Thursday night.