In the last few weeks, Adam Silver and the NBA announced that there will be an NBA All-Star Game held in Atlanta on March 7th.  This decision has had it’s backlash from players, coaches, and other faces around the league arguing that it’s irresponsible for the league to host a game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which the NBA has already had it’s problems with this season.  Players such as LeBron James and De’Aaron Fox have voiced their opinions over the decision calling it “stupid” and a “slap to the face.”  I agree with the players, but in the NBA, money speaks louder than stars.  Even in this weird, COVID-filled season, there are a lot of deserving players that are having All-Star-type seasons.  If I had a vote, here are the rosters I would select:

EAST: 

Starters:

G Bradley Beal                           Washington Wizards

G Jaylen Brown                          Boston Celtics

F Kevin Durant                            Brooklyn Nets

F Giannis Antetokounmpo          Milwaukee Bucks

C Joel Embiid                             Philadelphia 76ers

Reserves:

F Jayson Tatum                          Boston Celtics

G James Harden                        Brooklyn Nets

G Trae Young                             Atlanta Hawks

G Zach LaVine                           Chicago Bulls

G Kyrie Irving                             Brooklyn Nets

F Bam Adebayo                        Miami Heat

F Domantas Sabonis                Indiana Pacers

Honorable Mentions: Julius Randle (NYK), Malcolm Brogdon (IND), Ben Simmons (PHI), Gordon Hayward (CHA)

WEST:

Starters:

G Stephen Curry                    Golden State Warriors

G Damian Lillard                    Portland Trail Blazers

F LeBron James                    Los Angeles Lakers

F Kawhi Leonard                   Los Angeles Clippers

C Nikola Jokic                       Denver Nuggets

Reserves:

G Luka Doncic                     Dallas Mavericks

G Paul George                     Los Angeles Clippers

F Zion Williamson                New Orleans Pelicans

F Anthony Davis                  Los Angeles Lakers

G Donovan Mitchell            Utah Jazz

C Rudy Gobert                   Utah Jazz

G Devin Booker                  Phoenix Suns

Honorable Mentions: Ja Morant (MEM), Christian Wood (HOU), De’Aaron Fox (SAC), Brandon Ingram (NOLA), CJ McCollum (POR)