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2011 NBA All Star Game: Will Kevin Love Make The West Team As A Reserve?

We already know that Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and whomever they find to replace the voted in Yao Ming will be starting for the West in the NBA All Star Game later this month. But we don't know who will be coming off the bench yet, which means there are seven chances for Kevin Love to make his first All Star appearance. The reserves will be announced Thursday at 6 p.m. on TNT.

In this thread, we'll take a look at Kevin Love's chances of making the team as a reserve. Love is averaging 21.6 ppg along with a cartoonish 15.6 rebounds. If that figure holds up over the rest of the year, it would be the highest total in the NBA since Dennis Rodman averaged 16.05 rebounds for the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls.

In this thread, we'll scour the web for speculation and debate on Kevin Love's spot in the All-Star Game; both positively and negatively. Check back often for everything you need to know as Thursday night's big announcement approaches.

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