Who are the best NBA players to never make an NBA All Star Game? When it comes to the all-time NBA greats, they usually have one thing in common - NBA All Star Game appearances. But not every NBA player gets voted to the NBA All Star Game. Sometimes it's as simple as bad injury luck. Other years league-wide depth at a position keeps great players out of the contest. Who is the best NBA Player to never make an NBA All Star game? Which of these great NBA players do you think deserved a chance?
Longtime Mavericks point guard Derek Harper is widely regarded as one of the best players to never have been selected to an All-Star game. NBA Champions Lamar Odom, Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Derek Fisher, and Ron Harper all never made an All Star Game despite their championship pedigree. Cedric Maxwell is the only NBA Finals MVP (1981) to never appear in an All Star Game.
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Because he played on a few legendary teams, filling in the gaps along superstar players like Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic, and later LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Mike Bibby's individual merits were often overlooked as a result of good team play. Bibby was in the top 10 in assists three times, top 10 for made threes four times, and is remembered as one of the top point guards of his era.
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Harper was a five-time NBA champion, serving as the fourth wheel on the Bulls' repeat three-peat team of ‘96-98, while playing alongside MJ, Pippen, and Rodman. Then, as the starting point guard on the Shaq-Kobe Lakers first two titles. Harper could put up buckets and was a lockdown defender. His lack of inclusion on all teams of league recognition was largely due to the fact that he was always surrounded by iconic players.
The Jet maintained a long and prosperous NBA career, capped off during the 2011 NBA Finals, when the speedy combo guard helped the underdog Dallas Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat's LeBron-led big three to win the NBA title.
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Odom contributed greatly on the Lakers back-to-back championship teams of 2009 and 2010. Odom won the NBA’s sixth-man award in 2011 and averaged double-digit points in twelve of his fourteen NBA seasons. Odom was also known for his versatility on the floor, where he could legitimately play all three front court positions when called upon.