The 5 Worst Players To Be Selected as All Star


Many people are surprised when they hear that NBA players such as Toni Kukoc, Lamar Odom, and Ron Harper have never been selected as All Star players. This is even more surprising when you take into consideration the fact that in Kukoc was chosen as the Sixth Man of the Year and won 3 championships with the Bulls, Lamar Odom won the same recognition as the Croat and managed to win 2 championships, while Harper won an amazing 5 NBA championships.


However, for every Toni Kukoc there is a James Donaldson i.e. a completely anonymous player these days who managed to get selected as All Star during his NBA tenure. Let's look at five such players, together with Donaldson, who managed to become an All Star even though they didn't really deserve it.
James Donaldson
Donaldson is a relatively unknown name to  NBA fans who didn't have the chance to follow the NBA back in the 80s. Even to fans watching NBA in that time, Donaldson might still have been an unknown quantity.
Donaldson was a 7’2” center for the Dallas Mavericks who only excelled in rebounds and not much else. Even when you consider his numbers for rebounds, it is obvious that an average of 9.8 rebounds in a supposedly All Star year for the tall Maverick is not a very good return. Especially when you take into consideration his measly 7.1 points per game.
Jamaal Magloire
Magloire was selected as an All Star back in 2004 when he was averaging 12.1 points and 9.4 assists for a not very bad New Orleans side. However, considering that Carlos Boozer was left out of the squad with much better numbers (he averaged 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds), Magloire inclusion raised more than a few eyebrows.
Wally Szczerbiak
Szczerbiak was one of the best 3 point shooters in the league back in the early 2000s, but he was not much else. He relied heavily on the creativity of team mates such as Chauncey Billups, Kevin Garnett, and Terrell Brandon.
Wally scored a lot of lucky three pointers during matches and his 19 points per game average was nothing more than a player relying too much on other people's work. With luck such as his one and with a good total of 19 you could argue that he would boss most blackjack tables such as the ones you can see if you click here, but he cannot be considered as a top NBA player.
Mehmet Okur
Okur was a solid center for Utah Jazz for a couple of years, but he was never really an All Star material. Nevertheless, the tall Jazz center still managed to get in the Western Conference All Star team in the 2006-2007 season with an average of 17.9 points and 7.5 rebounds.
Anthony Mason
Mason won his first and last All Star spot in 2000-2001. He had a decent season with Miami Heat and averaged 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds, but Elton Brand had much better numbers and deserved the invite instead.

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