The Best NBA Players To Never Make An All-Star Game

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Vote up the best NBA hoopers who deserved a chance in the NBA All Star game.

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.

Vote up the best NBA players to never make an All Star game and help decide the biggest NBA All Star snub of all time!

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  • Lamar Odom
    Photo: Bridget Samuels / Flickr

    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.

    • Position: Small forward, Power forward
    • Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Richard Jefferson
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    Jefferson was nearly an All-Star on the New Jersey Nets, a team that made the playoffs six-straight years from 2001-2007, including multiple trips to the NBA Finals. Jefferson showed strong scoring ability as a traditional small forward and was a truly excellent two-way wing at his peak.

    • Position: Small forward
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Teams: Brooklyn Nets
  • Derek Harper
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Harper is widely regarded as one of the best players to never have been selected to an All-Star game. He was a two-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team player and his number 12 is retired by the Dallas Mavericks.

    • Position: Point guard
    • Birthplace: Royston, Georgia, United States of America
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks
  • Ron Harper
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    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.

    • Position: Point guard, Small forward
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls