Despite being snubbed as an All-Star starter, Russell Westbrook has recently been announced as an All-Star reserve.
Westbrook missed out on making the starters because of a lack of votes from fans. NBA.com say that Westbrook finished first among Western Conference guards in voting from media and current players but finished third in fan voting which kept him from the starting five.
Reserves, however, were selected after voting from each conference's coaches.
Other reserves included in the All-Star game are Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson and more. It just so happens that each player selected for reserves currently plays for a team in playoff contention.
See the full list below.
Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
Paul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks)
Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies)
Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)
Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz)
DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Damian Lillard took last year's snub personally and has been left out of the All-Star roster once again. Karl Anthony Towns has also been disregarded despite averaging at least 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per 36 minutes.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be played Sunday 19 February in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Centre.