I don't know whether or not this has been ofFiCiAlLy announced yet, but a bunch of reporters have already leaked that Tyson Chandler has been selected by NBA coaches to be an All-Star Reserve. He'll join Carmelo Anthony at the game in Houston this February.
I've already mentioned my curmudgeonly views on the All-Star game and childish fear of my favorite players getting hurt, but this is Tyson's first ever All-Star selection, and that's great. He deserves the invite, and if it makes him happy, it makes me happy. Here are all the reserves:
East All-Star reserves: Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Tyson Chandler, Chris Bosh, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng
West All-Star reserves: Tony Parker, Zach Randolph, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, David Lee
Cool. I hope all those East reserves are ready to get some o-bounds tipped their way. Congratulations, Tyson. I love you.
Feel free to share your thoughts on the selections and SNUBS below. Knicks-Celtics game thread coming soon!