As expected, Paul George was named a reserve to the NBA All-Star Game next month in Houston, and David West was not. Both guys were arguably deserving but things turned out for the best.
Being named an All-Star will give George a huge boost in confidence and affirm his belief that he belongs with the best players in the league. His athleticism and finishing ability also makes him a perfect fit for a game where dunks and highlight reels dominate for at least the first three quarters of the game.
Not being named an All-Star is exactly what David West wanted. It's his daughter's birthday on Feb. 16 and it's a good time for him to rest those old legs and spend time with the family.