The NBA All-Star Game is probably the greatest All-Star Game in all of the American professional sports. It’s not just the game, but an entire weekend of festivities and competitions highlighting the incredible athletes that play the game.
Despite all the stars and the pageantry surrounding the event each February, there are always the players that get in that make you scratch your head. Maybe they’re aged stars trading on past glories and rabid fan-bases. Maybe they’re guys who look good because they’re on good teams. Either way, they just don’t belong.
This list has 25 of the most undeserving of those guys. Flip through hand see what you think.
25. Dick McGuire
OK, to be fair to McGuire the NBA was a much different place in the ‘50s. Teams weren’t putting up the points totals that they are today, there was no 3 point line, and the game was just played differently.
Those are all great excuses for why Dick McGuire’s numbers could possibly be ignored when discussing his All-Star credentials. That is until you find out that he was also shooting just 34.7 percent from the field. The guy just wasn’t very good that year.
Team: New York Knicks
Stats at All-Star Break: 6.9 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.8 APG