The Miami Heat will be the only team at the NBA All-Star game with three representatives (barring injury replacements). Chris Bosh was selected as an All-Star reserve on Thursday night by the rest of the coaches and will join teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James who were selected as starters.
Bosh will make his fourth appearance with the Heat in as many seasons and his ninth appearance in 11 seasons in the NBA.
"It's still a big deal for me. Every year it's a question mark for me, to be honest with you. I mean, I had to play a different role and I have to play well in that role, and it's changed every year that I've been here, and I still find a way to kind of get it done."
The Pacers were mostly expected to get three All-Stars as well but Lance Stephenson did not make the cut. Bosh was selected by the rest of the coaches in the NBA who acknowledge his importance and talent. Erik Spoelstra had this to say in response.
"I think he has the respect of the league, the coaches and the players," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "It's good to see, because he's not a stat hunter. So people see him as a champion, as a winner, willing to do whatever it takes. If that means sacrificing opportunities, shots, but still have an impact on winning, I think it's great that he's acknowledged for that."
In seven All-Star appearances, Bosh averaged 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field.
Bosh will be joined by the rest of the reserves in the East: Joe Johnson, John Wall, Roy Hibbert, Joakim Noah, and DeMar DeRozan. The West reserves are Dwight Howard, James Harden, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Chris Paul.
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