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DENG IN SECOND ALL-STAR SHOWING
- Updated: January 25, 2013
Luol 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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|