NBA All-Star Game Rosters, Starters & Reserves: Latino Basketball Players Showing of Talents
This year NBA fans have made it loud and clear with their voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game that Latino athletes are skilled basketball players, and they want to watch them play.
Carmelo Anthony, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Al Horford, all stars with Latino roots, were all selected to this year's NBA All-Star Game.
Thanks to Horford, the Atlanta Hawks are in first place in the Eastern Conference with a 39-8 record, which is also the best record in the league. Horford leads the No. 1 ranked defensive team in the league with his 6.8 rebounds per game, and team-leading 63 blocks.
The young Dominican center has guided the Hawks to an amazing 18-game winning streak. Horford was chosen as a reserve, and you can bet he will see playing action in this year's All-Star game. This is Horford's third career All-Star selection.
For the first time in NBA history, two brothers will be playing against each other in the All-Star game. Brothers Marc and Pau Gasol will be on opposite ends reliving their childhood days of one on one. Pau Gasol has done very well in his first season with the Chicago Bulls, especially with Joakim Noah injured. Gasol leads the Bulls in shots made, blocks and rebounds. The two-time NBA Champion has the Bulls in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Pau's brother, Marc, is also playing well over in the Western Conference. The Memphis Grizzlies have the No. 3 ranked defense thanks to 7-foot-1 center Marc, who is easily one of the best in the league today. The former Defensive Player of the Year winner has the Grizzlies in second place in the West, and he'll be paired up with Blake Griffin in the front court.
Watching the Gasol brothers square off will be must-watch television for NBA fans.
For the eighth time in his career, Carmelo Anthony was voted into the All-Star Game. Although the New York Knicks are struggling this season, the Puerto Rican forward is still thriving and a popular player. Anthony is averaging a team-high 24.1 points per game this season while shooting nearly 80 percent from the free throw line.
As far as who got "robbed" and All-Star snubs, notable players such as Damian Lillard and Kyle Korver surprisingly didn't make it this year. Korver has been of the best 3-point shooters in the league this season, and Lillard has been among the best point guards in the West.
For a full list of NBA All-Star Rosters, see below:
Guard: John Wall
Guard: Kyle Lowry
Forward: Pau Gasol
Forward: LeBron James
Forward: Carmelo Anthony
Guard: Jimmy Butler
Guard: Jeff Teague
Forward: Paul Millsap
Center: Al Horford
Forward: Chris Bosh
Guard: Kyrie Irving
Guard: Stephen Curry
Guard: DeMarcus Cousins
Forward: Anthony Davis
Forward: Blake Griffin
Center: Marc Gasol
Guard: James Harden
Guard: Russell Westbrook
Forward: Kevin Durant
Forward: LaMarcus Aldridge
Forward: Tim Duncan
Guard: Klay Thompson
Guard: Chris Paul
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