The All-Star rosters have been announced, and Celtics fans will not be pleased:
The East reserves include two Orlando Magic, Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis. East coaches also chose the Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce, Atlanta Hawks’ Joe Johnson, Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh, New Jersey Nets’ Devin Harris and Indiana Pacers’ Danny Granger.
The Magic will have three All-Stars in the game, including starting center Dwight Howard, who received the most fan votes of any player. The East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers will have just one, LeBron James. Among the notable misses on the East’s roster: the Cavs’ Mo Williams, and Boston’s Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen.
It's great to see Paul Pierce get the recognition he deserves, but no Ray Allen? Seriously? He's enjoying his most efficient season as a pro, and has been the most consistent Celtic all year long. I also have a hard time believing that Mo Williams didn't earn a spot, but that three members of the Magic belong on the team.
Maybe it's better that Ray will be getting some rest and additional time to spend with his family. Maybe injuries will open up a spot for him, much like last year. Regardless, however, it seems clear that the coaches got this one wrong.