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Miami Heat may have an All-Star after injuries to Wall and Love

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John Wall’s surgery and Kevin Love’s opens up a possible NBA All-Star team berth for a Heat player.

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The Miami Heat have a chance to have a player on the All-Star team in Los Angeles after all. But do the Heat want a player named to the All-Star team? The selections seem to be catching the injury bug sweeping Miami.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall will miss the NBA All-Star game due to surgery.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall could miss two months after a knee scope set for Wednesday, league source tells ESPN. @CandaceDBuckner first reported procedure.

Ira Winderman speculated on the consequences for the Miami Heat.

John Wall injury could open door for Miami Heat All-Star.

Micky Arison already joined the fray with the hashtag #Dragon2LA.

UPDATE: Kevin Love breaks hand and out for 6-8 weeks.

Kevin Love fractures his hand and the @cavs lose this one 125-114.

Winderman presented the case for Hassan Whiteside.

Keep in mind that Joel Embiid has played only five more games than Hassan Whiteside, who is eighth in PER, highest non All-Star in that category. Whiteside leads the NBA in defensive plus minus.

Josh Richardson has posted All-Star results, but not numbers. Richardson’s and Wayne Ellington’s influence on how teams game plan against Miami go beyond stats.

Adam Silver decides who’s in and who’s out. Other than the Heat players, viable candidates include Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond. Silver might wait until after the Cleveland Cavaliers game to make his decision. Channing Frye told the media, Heat players included, about the importance of their showdown.

So your personal feelings of what you think is best for you doesn’t matter. At all. If you’re not here to win a championship, you need to get the **** out of here.

The showdown in Philadelphia versus the 76ers on ESPN puts the Heat even further into the national spotlight. Those two contests leading up to the All-Star Game are essential for putting the Miami Heat on the media’s radar map.