Chris Bosh came close to earning enough fan votes to earn his third career starting spot for the Eastern Conference All-Star team but instead has been voted in a reserve by the head coaches of the NBA. This marks the eighth time he has been selected as an All-Star and the third consecutive appearance as a member of the Miami Heat.
In the six All-Star games (he did not play in 2009 due to injury), Bosh averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 21.8 minutes while shooting 53.1 percent from the field.
Here's the NBA press release for the rest of the All-Star reserve list:
Five first-time All-Stars join Bosh as reserves in the East: Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks), Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls). The Bulls' Luol Deng, making his second consecutive All-Star appearance, rounds out the East reserves.
Joining Tim Duncan as reserves in the West are LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), James Harden (Houston Rockets), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), Tony Parker (Spurs), Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder). It's the first selection for Harden, in his first season with the Rockets. It's the second All-Star nod for Lee, Randolph and Aldridge, while Westbrook earns his third consecutive trip to the All-Star Game. Parker is an All-Star for the fifth time in his career.
The 62nd NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at the Toyota Center on Sunday, February 17, 2013.