I have made my selections for the 2009 All-Star game.
For the West: Amare Stoudemire, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Brandon Roy, and Al Jefferson.
For the East: LeBron James, Danny Granger, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, and Dwight Howard.
I like Amare because he has played consistent ball in Phoenix and consistency is the biggest issue with this team.
Timmy D has kept the Spurs going strong, despite tough times with injuries earlier in the season.
Kobe, of course, because he has the best team in the West on his back. He also has got good fan vote to get him in.
Roy has been incredible this year, those games were he's taken over have shown his greatness to be at an All-Star level.
Al won't start because Yao dominates the Chinese vote; but if you look at what he puts up, he's got to be considered.
Carmelo Anthony is also likely to steal away a spot on the team because he is popular. There are probably one or two more players who get in because they're liked.
LeBron is the MVP right now, his team is doing great and he's performed at an All-Star level.
Granger probably won't start, but taking a leadership role and meeting those expectations has shown he can really play in this league.
Rondo has shown tremendous improvement this year and I am amazed at his progress.
DWade is back and better than ever; his team may not be tremendous, but he's been great and he's got the fan vote on his side as well.
What can I say about D12. Leading the league in double-doubles, dominating games, showing offensive skills; this is what I wanted to see out of him.
Allen Iverson is a candidate to steal a starting spot away from one of these players. He's got tremendous fan favor, look out Rondo!
I am looking forward to this game, it should be a good one. Let's hear who you think should make the starting lineups in the comments.