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NBA All-Stars and Slam Dunk Contest Participants 2009


The starting lineups for the 2009 NBA All-Star game are:


G- Allen Iverson, Detroit Pistons

G- Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat

F- Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

F- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

C- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic


G- Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

G- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

F- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

F- Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns

C- Yao Ming, Houston Rockets

The reserves for the 2009 NBA All-Star game are:


G- Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks

G- Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets

G- Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic

G/F- Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers

F- Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

F- Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors

F- Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic


G- Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs

G- Brandon Roy, Portland Trailblazers

G- Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets

F- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

F- David West, New Orleans Hornets

F/C- Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

C- Shaquille O’Neal,Phoenix Suns

However, there were, as usual, some possible snubs. They are:


Ray Allen, G, Boston Celtics- He’s upped his game in almost every category from last year, when he was an All-Star. (Who He Could Have Gotten In Over- Jameer Nelson)

Mo Williams, G, Cleveland Cavaliers- He has been amazing complementing LeBron James, and playing with The King hasn’t downed his stats a bit, so that’s why they aren’t so dazzling. (Who He Could Have Gotten In Over- Rashard Lewis)

Vince Carter, G, New Jersey Nets- I am astounded that he didn’t make it this year with the stats that he has put up. The only reason I can think of is his team isn’t very good, but Devin Harris, an all-star, is his teammate! (Who He Could Have Gotten In Over- Jameer Nelson/ Rashard Lewis)


Al Jefferson, C, Minnesota Timberwolves- He is one of three players in the NBA averaging 20 and 10 and he’s not an All-Star? Where did he go wrong? (Who he Could Have Gotten In Over- Shaquille O’Neal/ Pau Gasol/ Yao Ming)

Kevin Durant, G/F, Oklahoma City Thunder- Another guy who has improved across the board this year, and this guy was Rookie of the Year last year! (Who He Could Have Gotten In Over- Tony Parker/ Chauncey Billups)

Now, for the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition Participants:

Dwight Howard, C, Orlando Magic(Defending Champion)

Rudy Gay, G, Memphis Grizzlies

Nate Robinson, G, New York Knicks

Rudy Fernandez, G, Portland Trailblazers

Congratulations to all players participating!

That’s all I have for you.

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Too many guys in the Slam Dunk event. Takes too long. I’d limit it to two.

    Comment by Paula | February 1, 2009

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