Thursday, February 02, 2012

NBA All-Stars Announced on TNT

From TNT Sports -


Notes from TNT’s NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com – Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

The 2012 NBA All-Star starters were announced exclusively on TNT

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber

Eastern Conference All-Star starters:
           
Derrick Rose                Chicago Bulls              Guard
Dwyane Wade             Miami Heat                  Guard
LeBron James              Miami Heat                  Forward
Carmelo Anthony        New York Knicks        Forward
Dwight Howard          Orlando Magic             Center

Craig Sager interviewing Chicago Bulls guard and All-Star Derrick Rose on his selection as a starter on the East All-Star team
Rose: “It means a lot knowing that hard work pays off.”

Barkley comments on the selection of N.Y. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony: “Carmelo Anthony doesn’t deserve to be starting for the East. Chris Bosh has played very, very well all season.”

Smith comments on Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh deserving to be a starter instead of N.Y. Knicks Carmelo Anthony: “Chris Bosh has solidified himself as a staple in the All-Star Game this year.”

Webber comments on Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh: “Bosh should definitely be in there too [as a starter].”

Barkley comments on the Philadelphia 76ers on the All-Star East team: “Philadelphia deserves two guys. I just couldn’t decide between Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams.”

Webber comments on the Philadelphia 76ers on the All-Star East team: “You can’t go wrong with either of them [Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams].

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Western Conference All-Star starters:

Kobe Bryant                Los Angeles Lakers                 Guard
Chris Paul                    Los Angeles Clippers               Guard
Kevin Durant               Oklahoma City Thunder          Forward
Blake Griffin               Los Angeles Clippers               Forward
Andrew Bynum           Los Angeles Lakers                 Center

David Aldridge interviewing L.A. Clippers forward and All-Star Blake Griffin on his selection as a starter on the West All-Star team
Griffin: “It’s an honor to be on the list.”

O’Neal comments on L.A. Clippers Blake Griffin dunk on Monday night over OKC’s Kendrick Perkins: “He [Griffin] is the new Superman. Blake Griffin can have my cape. That dunk is Top 5 in the history of dunks.”

Barkley comments on the Denver Nuggets: “Denver deserves two All-Stars.”

Smith comments on the Denver Nuggets: “Denver deserves two All-Stars…I go with Nene and Ty Lawson.”

Smith comments on L.A. Lakers forward Pau Gasol’s statistics as a possible All-Star: “The problem is that he’s competing with what he’s done in the past. He hasn’t had the same impact on the game that he’s had in the past.”

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Projected Eastern Conference Reserves

Barkley
Chris Bosh                   Miami Heat                  Forward
Deron Williams            New Jersey Nets          Guard
Joe Johnson                 Atlanta Hawks             Guard
Josh Smith                   Atlanta Hawks             Forward
Andre Iguodala            Philadelphia 76ers       Forward
Danny Granger            Indiana Pacers             Forward
Darren Collison           Indiana Pacers             Guard

O’Neal
Joe Johnson                 Atlanta Hawks             Guard
Josh Smith                   Atlanta Hawks             Forward
Roy Hibbert                 Indiana Pacers             Center
Andre Iguodala            Philadelphia 76ers       Forward
Chris Bosh                   Miami Heat                  Forward
Amar’e Stoudemire      New York Knicks        Forward
Rajon Rondo               Boston Celtics              Guard

Smith
Joe Johnson                 Atlanta Hawks             Guard
Josh Smith                   Atlanta Hawks             Forward
Roy Hibbert                 Indiana Pacers             Center
Chris Bosh                   Miami Heat                  Forward
Danny Granger            Indiana Pacers             Forward
Carlos Boozer              Chicago Bulls              Forward
Louis Williams             Philadelphia 76ers       Guard

Webber
Joe Johnson                 Atlanta Hawks             Guard
Josh Smith                   Atlanta Hawks             Forward
Roy Hibbert                 Indiana Pacers             Center
Chris Bosh                   Miami Heat                  Forward
Andre Iguodala            Philadelphia 76ers       Forward
Jrue Holiday                Philadelphia 76ers       Guard
Ray Allen                    Boston Celtics              Guard

EJ
Rajon Rondo               Boston Celtics              Guard
Joe Johnson                 Atlanta Hawks             Guard
Chris Bosh                   Miami Heat                  Forward
Luol Deng                    Chicago Bulls              Forward
Roy Hibbert                 Indiana Pacers             Center
Josh Smith                   Atlanta Hawks             Forward
Andre Iguodala            Philadelphia 76ers       Forward

Projected Western Conference Reserves

Barkley
Kevin Love                  Minnesota Timberwolves         Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge      Portland Trail Blazers              Forward
Rudy Gay                    Memphis Grizzlies                   Forward
Russell Westbrook       Oklahoma City Thunder          Guard
Marc Gasol                  Memphis Grizzlies                   Center
Nené                            Denver Nuggets                       Center
Al Harrington               Denver Nuggets                       Forward

O’Neal
Kevin Love                  Minnesota Timberwolves         Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge      Portland Trail Blazers              Forward
Rudy Gay                    Memphis Grizzlies                   Forward
Mo Williams                Los Angeles Clippers               Guard             
DeAndre Jordan          Los Angeles Clippers               Center
Tyreke Evans               Sacramento Kings                    Guard
Pau Gasol                    Los Angeles Lakers                 Forward

Smith
Dirk Nowitzki              Dallas Mavericks                     Forward
Kevin Love                  Minnesota Timberwolves         Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge      Portland Trail Blazers              Forward
Rudy Gay                    Memphis Grizzlies                   Forward
Russell Westbrook       Oklahoma City Thunder          Guard
Nené                            Denver Nuggets                       Center
Ty Lawson                   Denver Nuggets                       Guard

Webber
Kevin Love                  Minnesota Timberwolves         Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge      Portland Trail Blazers              Forward
Steve Nash                   Phoenix Suns                           Guard
Russell Westbrook       Oklahoma City Thunder          Guard
Marc Gasol                  Memphis Grizzlies                   Center
Nené                            Denver Nuggets                       Center
Danilo Gallinari           Denver Nuggets                       Forward

EJ
Russell Westbrook       Oklahoma City Thunder          Guard
Ty Lawson                   Denver Nuggets                       Guard
LaMarcus Aldridge      Portland Trail Blazers              Forward
Kevin Love                  Minnesota Timberwolves         Forward
Al Jefferson                 Utah Jazz                                 Center
Marc Gasol                  Memphis Grizzlies                   Center
Kyle Lowry                 Houston Rockets                     Guard

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