Steven Adams snubbed for NBA's annual All-Star game despite his continued success

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The NBA announced this year starters for the All-Star Game last Thursday. Since Curry's Warriors are the National Basketball Association champions, we'll give James the first pick.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs Team Stephen, will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18.

Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns and Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis have been named to their first All-Star teams as reserves, the National Basketball Association announced on Tuesday.

The mid-season exhibition contest pits the league's top players against one another and those chosen are selected by public ballot.

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns have been named to their first all-star game as part of a group of 14 reserves chosen Tuesday. While Curry is one of those captains, the other, LeBron James, has the first pick in the draft, and with Durant as arguably the best player available, may be looking to team up with the Warriors superstar for the first time.

LeBron, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan were named as starters from the East while Steph, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will represent the West.

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Adams now leads the league in offensive rebounds with an average of five per game, and is third in field-goal percentage, making nearly 65 per cent of his shot attempts.

A backcourt of Curry and Irving may be as exciting as it gets, while James gets to play with Durant and Davis, and they will be hard to defend.

Here are the biggest All-Star snubs - in other words, the players most likely to tweet the thinking-face emoji within the next few hours.

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Lillard, a three-time All-Star, is back for the first time since 2015.

Westbrook, who is making his fourth straight All-Star appearance and seventh overall, has seen his scoring average dip from last year's triple-double effort with the offseason additions of (former) All-Stars Paul George and Camelo Anthony.