NBA All-Star Game: The Greatest Starting Lineups of All Time

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan chat.

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan have a nice conversation | Vince LaForet/AFP/Getty Images

The NBA All-Star Game is a show. Plain and simple. It’s not about running set pieces or playing defense or focusing on the fundamentals. It’s about the best players in the game (well, for the most part) coming together and entertaining the crowd. This year’s main event will be no different.

Now that the votes are counted, we know which players will start in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. While we can’t complain about the talent of the individuals who will participate, we admit that some players who deserved spots in the starting lineups (cough, Russell Westbrook, cough) were majorly snubbed. Unfortunately, when it comes to the starting lineups in an NBA All-Star Game, popularity tends to outweigh performance. We’d like to change that. And we plan to — in our own way.