Five Random NBA All-Stars
The NBA All-Star game is a big basketball celebration; you can expect to see all your favorite players involved in the game. If you love the NBA, you love the All-Star game because you get to see the best go against the best. Occasionally, you get a few random NBA All-Stars that make the All-Star team that generally would not make it. Here are five random NBA All-Stars that stuck out to me.
Five Random NBA All-Stars
Jamaal Magloire: New Oreleans Hornets, 2004
In 2004, Jamaal Magloire averaged career highs in points and rebounds; the center averaged 13.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Magloire started and played in all 82 games. The Hornets made the playoffs that season but lost to the Miami Heat in seven games in the first round.
In the All-Star game, Magloire played well, scoring 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench. Magloire went on to play many seasons in the NBA and averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Dana Barros: Phildelphia 76ers, 1995
In Dana Barros‘ first time as a full-time starter for the 76ers, he played and started all 82 games. He averaged 20.6 points and 7.5 assists in the 1995 season while shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from three. In the All-Star game, Barros scored five points in 11 minutes.
Barros played 14 years in the NBA and was known for coming off the bench and shooting. He played 14 years for the Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, 76ers, and the Detroit Pistons. Barros averaged 10.6 points while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Tyrone Hill: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1995
When you think of All-Star players, Tyrone Hill probably will never come up, but he did make an All-Star team in 1995. Hill was known for his hard-nosed play and rebounding. In the 1995 season, Hill averaged 13.8 points and 10.9 rebounds. Hill played just six minutes in the game, scored two points, and grabbed four rebounds. The forward helped the Cavs reach the playoffs but lost in five games in the first round.
Hill played 16 years in the NBA for the Cavs, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Heat. In those 16 seasons, Hill averaged 9.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Dale Davis: Indiana Pacers, 2000
Dale Davis is much like Hill, known for rebounding and hard-nosed play. But in 2000, he made his first and only All-Star team. Davis averaged 10.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game in 2000. In the All-Star game, Davis played 14 minutes and scored four points, and grabbed eight rebounds.
Also, in 2000, Davis and the Pacers made it to the NBA Finals but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis played 16 NBA seasons for the Pacers, Portland Trailblazers, Pistons, and Warriors.
B.J. Armstrong: Chicago Bulls, 1994
In 1994, B.J. Armstrong made the All-Star team the first season after Michael Jordan retired. Armstrong added 14.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting from the field; he also started and played in all 82 games. The point guard started in the All-Star game and scored 11 points in 22 minutes.
Also, Armstrong helped the Bulls reach the playoffs in 1994 but they lost the New York Knicks in seven games in the second round. Armstrong played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Bulls, Warriors, Hornets, and Orlando Magic. He averaged 9.8 points per game.
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