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2011 NBA All-Star Game: Kevin Love The Biggest Snub As Reserves Are Announced

Kevin Love seemed to be a near-lock for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game this year, but the Minnesota Timberwolves power forward was snubbed when the NBA announced its reserves tonight on TNT.

Love, whose campaign included a neat campaign centered around a new cologne called NUMB#RS, was snubbed despite averaging 21.1 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting an oustanding 44 percent from beyond the arc for an otherwise dismal Wolves team this season.

SB Nation’s Tom Ziller pointed out that Love was the biggest snub over at the .com, while quoting Charles Barkley from the TNT broadcast.

TNT analyst and former high-rebound power forward Charles Barkley stumped vociferously for Love during the cable network’s announcement of the picks, at one point saying that there are so many bad teams in the NBA because coaches “don’t know what the hell they’re doing.” He then went on to talk about the size of Kim Kardashian’s ass.

While the last sentence doesn’t necessarily apply to this conversation, it’s quite amazing that Love wasn’t selected despite posting 34 straight (and continuing!) double-doubles.

Lucky for Love, and fans of smart decisions and how they relate to the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern could still choose Love as a replacement for the injured Yao Ming.

I suggest that the Timberwolves marketing department fills Commissioner Stern’s NBA offices with Love’s perfume until he agrees to do the right thing.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.