The all-star starters were announced Thursday and there were no surprises in the Eastern Conference. LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson are the starting five.
Iverson might be a poor choice by the voting fans, but his election is no surprise, since he had a hefty lead in the most recent voting returns.
Now the question, as far as the Bulls are concerned, is whether Derrick Rose will be chosen as a reserve, snapping the team’s 12-year run with no all-stars.
As I wrote a few days ago, I believe Rose should be an all-star. My picks for the East reserves are Rose, Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Toronto’s Chris Bosh, Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace, Boston’s Paul Pierce, Washington’s Antawn Jamison and New York’s David Lee.