Congratudolences are in order for the Bulls. Congrats to Jimmy Butler for being named by the coaches to the All Star game in Toronto. Condolences for Pau Gasol for missing out this year:
It's not official yet, as the reserves are supposed to be announced on TNT, but NBA Twitter is running with this and it looks like it got leaked early.
Gasol's been to the All Star game 5 times already but he still would have liked to receive the honor again. Before the reserves were announced, he told KC
Gasol faces tough competition for All-Star reserve: "I’ve played at a level where I should be recognized."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 28, 2016
Gasol missed being named a starter by less than 400 votes, which is nuts when you think about it. Tough break for the big man.
The other reserves:
Eastern Conference: Paul Millsap, Chris Bosh, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas, Andre Drummond and DeMar DeRozan
Western Conference: Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, James Harden and LaMarcus Aldridge.