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In honor of the 61st All-Star Game, we’ve compiled every professional player to ever don an all-star jersey, and sized ‘em up according to number of all-star appearances. Cap takes the all-time cake, having appeared in 18 different contests (selected in 19).

The 1976 All–Star Game marked the highest total turnover from the year before of all the contests. Twelve of the 24 rostered selections were playing in their first All-Star Game and 14 of the 24 had not been in the ’75 game. Much of that had to do with the ABA/NBA merger just a year away and players jumping from one ship to the other – but not all of it.

Kevin McHale appeared in six All-Star Games without ever starting. Ray Allen never started in one either despite appearing in 10 of them. Both seem oddly fitting. Both were undeniable stars and among the best players ever to wear a Celtics NBA jersey, but neither were necessarily superstars. They were among the best second-options the game has ever seen, McHale moreso than Allen, who legitimately carried a few teams on his own.

Also, if you squint, you may notice that Anthony Mason, B.J. Armstrong and Jamaal Magloire were all all-stars at one point, which is cool until you start considering some of the players who never have been. Marcus Camby, for one, seems like he should have earned an all-star nod at some point in his career.

And speaking of B.J. (not, we’re not going there with it), the Chicago Bulls rostered three players in an all-star game only once and Michael Jordan was not involved, marking one of the weirdest all-star starting lineups in 62 years.

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  1. was up bro says:
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    wow,pretty neat seeing some of the older forgotten ones

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @was up bro, Yeah, or seeing stars in the context of other stars. Like how few times Wes Unseld made an all-star roster versus, say, Paul Pierce.

      • was up bro says:
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        @Adam, yeah,wes was a monster,im from louisville though

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @was up bro, Louisville, huh? My condolences.

          (Actually, I’m kidding. I’ve been to Luh-vull three times and enjoyed each visit.)

  2. Thrilla says:
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    Would you drop Camby for Faried?

    12 Team, H2H, standard

    My bigs are currently: M. Gasol, Hibberty, Camby, Illyasova, Anderson, Bass, Hawes…

    Or do I lose Hawes at this point?

    Thanks for any help bruh

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Thrilla, Yeah. Drop Hawes.

  3. Shawn says:
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    would u accept Monta Ellis/danny G for Howard/JR smith?thc

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Shawn, I’d much rather have Monta/Danny.

  4. That’s a real sweet graphic. I always enjoy your graphic designs here. If I ever start that porn company, I want you to design my DVD covers; I think you could do wonders with butt placement.

    Mason was a beast, and certainly deserving of his 6th Man award in ’95, but it’s interesting to think that he never made any appearances as a Knick or Hornet.

    • All star appearances, I mean.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @ChrisV82, Porn design. Done. I can put ‘em on the glass for you.

      Wait. That didn’t come out like I intended.

  5. Thrilla says:
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    One more for you Adam:

    Faried, Bismack, Ayon or Vucevic?

    Same 12 team, H2H league…I want to drop Hawes or Greivis for one or two of them, thinking ROS…

    Your gut?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Thrilla, My very organizational gut says, Bismack, Ayon, Vucevic then Faried.

  6. Benny says:
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    Do you think Bayless will start getting minutes and producing again now that he’s back from injury? His first two games back didn’t really offer much hope.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Benny, I tend to think he’ll keep going in ebbs and flows for the second half. Calderon and DeRozan were playing well right before the break, which is never good news for Bayless. But that’s also how it’s been all season.

      • Benny says:
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        @Adam, Would you drop him for Brandon Bass or hold?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Benny, Depends on need. Bass will be more reliable. Bayless, when he’s flowing, will be more valuable.

  7. Tony says:
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    adam- 3 Questions

    Paul george only has two games this week vs GS and NO.

    1)Would you start Jerryd Bayless 4 gms or Nate Robinson 4gms over PG’s two game week?

    2)Is there any word on spencer hawes coming back soon? Im not seeing much if there is any…? I dealt My $86 Carmelo for Hawes in my 18 owner keeper league. Basically I’m selling. Got a 1st round res pick and $7 for the draft for a guy I wasn’t keeping anyways.

    3)Since it’s been a while, what do you think of my keeps now for next year, lol, god talking about next year already! dammit….

    Monta Ellis $36
    Paul George $16
    Javale McGee$22
    Either Evan Turner $9 or Shump $23

    plus I’ve acquired good picks and I have $127 for the draft to buy 4 players, which is a huge amount…. Thanks man.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tony, 1) Go with Bayless. 2) Haven’t heard anything about him, but I’d sell him for pennies on the dollar at this point. He had a nice start to the season, then reverted to the mean, then stunk, then fell off the face of the Earth. 3) I’d prefer Turner at $9 and make sure you buy nothin’ but studs in the auction with all the money you’re hoarding. Be the 2010 Heat, not the 2010 Knicks.

  8. Tony says:
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    the $127 is based on keeping turner, its $113 if I kept Shumpy…

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