Friday, February 12, 2010

A Star Among Us

David Lee Added to All-Star Roster

Not since 2001, when Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston participated in one of the better midwinter classics in recent years - a game that featured once and future Knickerbockers Anthony Mason, Stephon Marbury and Antonio McDyess - has a player from the Garden graced the NBA All-Star Game.

Until Sunday, when Knicks center David Lee will tread the boards for the Eastern Conference.

To keep with the '01 meme, a roster spot opened up for Lee because 2001 All-Star Game MVP Allen Iverson pulled out for family reasons. The last time Lee participated in a game during the All-Star break went 14 for 14 from the field and took home the MVP Award during the 2007 Rookies vs. Sophomores Game. While I don't think that he'll have that sort of result against the game's best this weekend, I do think he deserves to be there. Over Atlanta forward Josh Smith, the other contender for the opening.

Bonus All-Star Game Photo

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