Warriors

David Lee named to all-star team; Stephen Curry snubbed

nba-all-star-game-logo-2013For the first time in 15 season, the Golden State Warriors will have a representative in the NBA All-Star game.

But in this case, “representative” will remain singular.

David Lee was named to the West squad on Thursday, with Stephen Curry and his shimmy shaking left off as a snub.

Curry, averaging 20.9 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and arguably the 26-15 Warriors’ MVP, will likely be regarded as the biggest snub from the game. Evidently, the coaches, who vote on reserves, thought James Harden with 25.8 PPG on a .500 Rockets team was more deserving.

David Lee, meanwhile, is averaging 19.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists. This is his second all-star appearance (2010).

Here’s the full list of Western Conference reserves:

Backcourt:

James Harden
Tony Parker
Russell Westbrook

Frontcourt:

David Lee
Tim Duncan
Zach Randolph
LaMarcus Aldridge

They join starters Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin on the West squad. Here’s the full East team (starters in italics):

Dwyane Wade
Rajon Rondo
LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Garnett
Jrue Holiday
Chris Bosh
Paul George
Tyson Chandler
Joakim Noah
Luol Deng
Kyrie Irving

Lee is the first Warrior to be named to an all-star team since 1997, when cool guy Latrell Sprewell was an all-star.

The 15-season gap between all-stars is the longest for any franchise in NBA history, almost literally the epitome of the Warriors’ luck during that time span.

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