2017 NBA All-Star Game starting lineups announced
Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) reacts in the first half of the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The starting lineups for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game have been announced and while including some major star power, they are missing out on a few key names.

On Thursday night, the starting lineups for the 2017 All-Star Game were announced and included many of the usual names while at the same time introduced many first timers into the honorable class.

This season marked the first time in which fans made up 50 percent of the vote, while players and a media panel each held 25 percent of the vote.

The starters for the East include LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and DeMar DeRozen.

The starters for the West include Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard.

One significant name who is missing from this list is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who could be missing the All-Star Game for the second season in a row.

It should be little to no surprise to Melo fans that he was not voted into the starting lineup for this year’s matchup, to put it lightly, he’s not having one of the best seasons of his career.

Another name who is missing from these selections is Russell Westbrook, who is arguably the current frontrunner for this year’s MVP award.

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double on a team who lost their star player and is still in playoff contention, a snub to say the least.

The All-Star reserves for the two teams will be announced next Thursday and are chosen NBA head coaches.

 

 

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