• In more than 60 years, more than 400 players have been selected to participate in the NBA All-Star Game.
  • In 1951, the year the first NBA All-Star Game was played, there were only 11 teams in the league. From 1954 until 1961 the league only had 8 teams, or in other words, about 100 players. The NBA All-Star rosters consisted of 10 players per team, 20 players from a 100-players league.
  • Nowadays, the NBA consist of 30 teams and over 400 players, and only 24 players are selected for the NBA All-Star Game. So it’s obvious that some very talented players miss the mid-season big event every year, and even some of them never have the chance to play in a NBA All-Star Game.
  • Every year, when NBA All-Star voting finishes and coaches announce which players will complete NBA All-Star rosters, a lot of lists appear in articles, blogs, tweets, etc. with the players who deserved to make the teams and have not been picked. These are known as ‘NBA All-Star Snubs’.
  • On the pages here, you’ll find plenty of stats (date provided by basketball-reference site) to support who are the best players that didn’t play in the NBA All-Star Game.
  • These lists are divided on ‘season stats’, the best performances on any season without NBA All-Star reward, and ‘career stats’, that includes only the best players who were were selected for the NBA All-Star Game.

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