I'll let Brett Edwards say it:
Regardless of what happened initially, there's still a chance that Ray Allen could wind up wearing an East jersey in New Orleans. The WIzards' Caron Butler has been dealing with a strained hip flexor, and if he's unable to go, Allen would seem like a fairly logical choice to replace him. If David Stern does go with Allen though, it would really only be to placate the Celtics and reward them for having the league's best record. Because honestly, Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Smith are much more deserving of an All-Star trip this year than Ray Allen.