The NBA announced this years all-star reserves this evening, including Luol Deng and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls. After missing out for the past two years due to injuries and partial snubbing, Joakim Noah will be playing his first all-star game of his career. Joakim Noah seemed to have a couple of choice tweets ready in advance, including this one:
I can’t believe it… This has been a long journey. I want to thank all my teammates and my mother for dealing with all my shitiness.
— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) January 25, 2013
Luol Deng, on the other hand, lost his all-star virginity last season when he accompanied Derrick Rose to the game. This will be his second straight appearance. Here’s a list of the reserves for both the West and the East:
This year’s all-star weekend will be hosted at the Toyota Center in Houston from February 15th to 17th. The game will be played on Sunday, February 17th.