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We in the BlazerNation have known for quite some time that LaMarcus Aldridge is an all-star and now, The NBA's Western Conference coaches have proven us correct.
As was just announced on TNT, LaMarcus has been voted as one of seven reserves to the West squad.
Last week had been reported that Coach MacMillan had spoken to all Western Conference coaches, and had a pretty good feeling about LaMarcus' chances. Then, LaMarcus stormed out with an incredible week; including 29 points against Denver, 39 against Oklahoma City.
Officially now, the Texas native we've been watching emerge into the prototypical NBA power forward. No coaches' snub this season. Number 12 becomes the 15th Blazer to be named to the all-star team.
LaMarcus will be joined by Jay Jensen of the Blazers, who was selected as the trainer for the West team.
In my own humble opinion, I believe LaMarcus was slighted the previous year, when the commissioner snubbed LaMarcus in favor of then-Clippers center Chris Kaman. Ironically, Kaman was named to the all-star team to replace Brandon Roy, out due to injury.
good blog i cant beleive dirk made it and i cant beleive perice made it specialy over granger rudy gay shoudl have gone over dirk
Great Blog Miss Kassandra: great to hear what we already knew.
Great piece! As I said just before the announcement - I am loving this year's jerseys, get me a #12!
Great Voice Kass, always a pleasure.
@Jamie: i hear you; i didn't think Dirk would make it, and i doubted Parker would, though he has had a pretty good season. i certainly agree that Gay was snubbed.@Hg: i think i like the way you put that!@Annes: yeah, the jersey this year is pretty cool. on the other hand, i sure think Brandon looked good in his a few years back!@Devon: thanks! it was pretty cool to put this one together.~ KMM
just thought i'd add something just tweeted by LeBron James:"S/O to LA for making the All-Star game! Well overdue and deserved. Also to the other 1st timers, AI, Luol, R Hibbert, A.Bynum and Marc Gasol"~ KMM
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