View Full Version : Arenas named to All Star Team

Jose Slaughter
02-10-2006, 02:09 PM

Press Release - Washington Wizards forward Gilbert Arenas has been named by NBA Commissioner David Stern to replace injured East All-Star Jermaine O’Neal (torn left groin) of the Indiana Pacers on the Eastern Conference roster for the 2006 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Toyota Center in Houston.

Arenas, in his fifth NBA season, is making his second consecutive All-Star appearance. East All-Star head coach Flip Saunders will determine which player will replace O’Neal in the starting lineup.

02-10-2006, 03:01 PM
While it would have been fun to see Tayshaun there (one of my favorite players in the league) for the inevitable Pistons vs West Stars lineup Arenas is totally deserving of going.

How they could pick Pierce over him in the first place is beyond me.

02-10-2006, 05:47 PM
Yeah - or Redd. In the WC the guy getting screwed is 'Melo, same as he did for ROY.

02-10-2006, 07:04 PM
.....and my last remaining shred of guilt over having 4 all-stars is officially gone.