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DENG IN SECOND ALL-STAR SHOWING

Posted in: NBA by . January 25, 2013 / 09:18

deng_all_star_2013Luol Deng has been named as an NBA All-Star for the second time  in his career after being chosen as a reserve for next month’s game in Houston which will be shown on ESPN.

The Great Britain forward, who made his first appearance last year, joins Chicago Bulls team-mate Joakim Noah in the Eastern Conference line-up.

Following the news, the 27-year-old took to Twitter to show his appreciation: “This is great and it’s an honour, but we all know what we’re after in this city,” he wrote.

Including Noah, there are six first-time selections, including Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Tyson Chandler and Paul George – along with surprise choice Jrue Holiday.

Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez and Stephen Curry are perhaps the biggest snubs, with Dirk Nowitzki ending his long streak.

Rosters

Eastern Conference

Starter Appearance
LeBron James, F, MIA 9th
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK 6th
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA 9th
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS 4th
Kevin Garnett, F, BOS 15th
Reserve Appearance
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE 1st
Jrue Holiday, G, PHI 1st
Tyson Chandler, C, NYK 1st
Joakim Noah, C, CHI 1st
Luol Deng, F, CHI 2nd
Paul George, F, IND 1st
Chris Bosh, F, MIA 8th

Western Conference

Starter Appearance
Kobe Bryant, G, LAL 15th
Kevin Durant, F, OKC 4th
Chris Paul, G, LAC 6th
Dwight Howard, C, LAL 7th
Blake Griffin, F, LAC 3rd
Reserve Appearance
R. Westbrook, G, OKC 3rd
James Harden, G, HOU 1st
Tim Duncan, C, SAS 14th
Tony Parker, G, SAS 5th
L. Aldridge, F, POR 2nd
David Lee, F, GS 2nd
Zach Randolph, F, MEM 2nd
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