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    Shaq being traded from an Eastern Conference team to a Western Conference team has brought a question to my mind.

    If a player is voted to the All-Star team in one conference, but before the AS game is traded to a team in the other conference, what happens to his status on the All-Star team?

    Does he get to play in the game, representing his former conference, or is he replaced by another player?

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    Didn't that happen to AI last year?

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    He would play for the All-Star team of his new conference...and I believe another player is added to the other team's roster?

    There was talk about this question surrounding the J-Kidd trade rumors as well, and I think that's what I remember.

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    That is a good question.. I don't have a for sure answer.. But my guess would be that if someone was traded before the All-Star game, then the votes would automatically transfer to the new conference, and if he got enough votes to make the team, compared to the other players in that conference, he would play for them.

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    Good questions! I'll have to ponder over that to a margarita tongiht.

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    I don't think the player would be added to the AS team of his new conference. Wouldn't that mean removing a player from that team?

    That would not be right to do.

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    I don't think the player would be added to the AS team of his new conference. Wouldn't that mean removing a player from that team?

    That would not be right to do.
    I think that's what they do.

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    Adding to the unfounded speculation...I'm pretty sure the dude would play and there would just be 13 guys. And a new guy would be added on the other side.
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    I was seriously just wondering about this.

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    ...But Shaq wasn't voted in anyways.. So we don't have to worry about it..

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    it would be a problem though if jason kidd (voted east starter) were traded to the mavs, or other west team.

    on the one hand, it wouldn't be fair to the fans who voted for kidd, to keep him off the all-star team just because his team traded him. and on the other hand, it wouldn't be fair to the unlucky west all-star who will get booted out.

    it seems to be an unprecedented situation, so i reckon they'll make up new rules when it happens.

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    I'm wondering how this affects the replay of the Atlanta/Miami game that Miami protested when Shaq (who is no longer on the team) "fouled-out" with only 5 fouls.
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    ...But Shaq wasn't voted in anyways.. So we don't have to worry about it..
    I wasn't talkimg about Shaq as an AS, only that his trade brought the question to mind. It is one of the potential by-products of a mid-season trade.

    Don't reply with "Well, nobody trades an all-star.". It has happened in the past, numerous times. It just normally happens in the off season.
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    I'm wondering how this affects the replay of the Atlanta/Miami game that Miami protested when Shaq (who is no longer on the team) "fouled-out" with only 5 fouls.
    That is a great question.

    I wonder if there is ANY precedent at all for that situation. Guess we'll just have to stay tuned to find out.

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    This question is being asked a lot lately -- essentially because of JKidd.

    Here's Marc Stein's explanation from the Weekend Dime. Also, Henry Abbott of TrueHoop said he had talked to Association officials recently on the topic and they said the same thing, i.e., there is no precedent and they'll make a decision when it happens.

    If Jason Kidd gets traded to Dallas -- or any team in the West -- before the All-Star Game, it'll be certifiably historic.
    That's because the NBA will have an unprecedented decision to make.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailyd...dime-080202-03

    League officials say that a player voted in by the fans as an All-Star starter has never been traded to the other conference before the midseason classic was actually played. Which is also why the league is not prepared to say exactly what will happen if it has to deal with that scenario. It won't make a decision until it has to.

    But the safe assumption, I'm told, is that Kidd would definitely still play in the game in those circumstances even if it meant allowing the West to carry a 13-man roster. You can't punish a player who's voted in as a starter by the fans.

    The brain-teaser part for Commissioner Stern would be whether to make Kidd a starter in the West since his vote total (1,246,386) is higher than the total amassed (1,203,152) by Denver's Allen Iverson. In the East, longstanding rules in place dictate that Stern would pick the player that takes Kidd's roster spot and East coach Doc Rivers would have the right to pick the starter who replaces Kidd ... but then someone would have to decide whether the East should get a 13th man as well.
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