2007 All-Star Reserves Announced
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Three Suns, three first-time All-Stars named reserves

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2007 – The Phoenix Suns trio of two-time Most Valuable Player Steve Nash, Shawn Marion and Amaré Stoudemire lead the list of 14 players that have been selected by the coaches as reserves for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Joining the three Suns as Western Conference reserves are first-time All-Star forward Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz, Allen Iverson of the Denver Nuggets, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs.

Two Eastern Conference players are also making their initial All-Star appearance as forwards Caron Butler of the Washington Wizards and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic has each been invited to Las Vegas. Guards Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons and Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets, forwards Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets and Jermaine O’Neal of the Indiana Pacers also were named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

The 14 players selected -- seven each from the Eastern and Western Conferences -- were chosen by the 30 NBA head coaches, who were asked to vote for seven players in their respective conferences -- two guards, two forwards, one center and two players regardless of position. They were not permitted to vote for players from their own team.

Previously selected as starters for the East through the 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting Program presented by T-Mobile were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas. Houston’s Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan will start for the West.

The selections of Nash (Canada), Nowitzki (Germany) and Parker (France) along with voted-starters Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands) and Yao (China), gives the 2007 NBA All-Star Game five international players.

Should any player be unable to participate in the All-Star Game due to injury, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select the replacement.

Phoenix head coach Mike D’Antoni and the Suns’ coaching staff will be on the sidelines for the Western Conference All-Stars, as they previously clinched the best winning percentage through games of Feb. 4 among eligible Western Conference teams for the All-Star coaching honors. The Eastern Conference Coach is yet to be determined with the coaching staffs of the Washington Wizards (27-18, .600) and Cleveland Cavaliers (26-19, .578) still in contention. Last year’s All-Star coaches – Dallas’ Avery Johnson and Detroit’s Flip Saunders – are not eligible this year.

The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio beginning at 8 p.m. EST. The game will also be telecast in over 200 countries and broadcast on NBA.com.

This year’s NBA All-Stars will be outfitted for the first time by adidas who have created new uniforms inspired by the city of Las Vegas. The deep blue colors of the East All-Star uniforms and the rich red colors of the West All-Star uniforms speak to the bright colors of its famous Strip. Jerseys have "East" and "West" wordmarks on the front along with individual player name, number, and team logo embroidered on the back.

Fans will have the opportunity to submit their vote on NBA.com and their mobile phones and have it count towards selecting the MVP of the 56th NBA All-Star Game, as a part of the site's exclusive 2007 NBA All-Star coverage.

NBA All-Star 2007 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world’s greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals such as NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas.

Following are the complete rosters for the East and West teams for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

2007 EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
NO.
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
APP.
0 *Gilbert Arenas (Washington) G 6-4 210 01/06/82 Arizona 3
1 Chauncey Billups (Detroit) G 6-3 202 09/25/1976 Colorado 2
4 *Chris Bosh (Toronto) F 6-10 235 03/24/84 Georgia Tech 2
3 #Caron Butler (Washington) F 6-7 228 03/13/1980 Connecticut 1
15 Vince Carter (New Jersey) G-F 6-6 220 01/26/1977 North Carolina 8
32 Richard Hamilton (Detroit) G-F 6-7 193 02/14/1978 Connecticut 2
12 #Dwight Howard (Orlando) C-F 6-11 265 12/08/1985 SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA) 1
23 *LeBron James (Cleveland) F 6-8 245 12/30/85 St. Vincent/St. Mary HS 3
5 Jason Kidd (New Jersey) G 6-4 210 03/23/1973 California 8
7 Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana) F-C 6-11 260 10/13/1978 Eau Claire HS (SC) 5
32 *Shaquille O'Neal (Miami) C 7-1 325 03/06/72 LSU 14
3 *Dwyane Wade (Miami) G 6-4 212 01/17/82 Marquette 3
Head Coach: Eddie Jordan (Washington)



2007 WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
NO.
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
APP.
5 #Carlos Boozer (Utah) F-C 6-9 266 11/20/1981 Duke 1
24 *Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) G 6-6 220 08/23/78 Lower Merion HS 9
21 *Tim Duncan (San Antonio) F 7-0 260 04/25/76 Wake Forest 9
21 *Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) F 6-11 220 05/19/76 Farragut Academy (HS) 10
3 Allen Iverson (Denver) G 6-0 165 07/07/1975 Georgetown 8
31 Shawn Marion (Phoenix) F 6-7 228 05/07/1978 UNLV 4
1 *Tracy McGrady (Houston) G 6-8 210 05/24/79 Mt. Zion Academy (HS) 7
13 Steve Nash (Phoenix) G 6-3 195 02/07/1974 Santa Clara 5
41 Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) F 7-0 245 06/19/1978 Germany 6
9 Tony Parker (San Antonio) G 6-2 180 05/17/1982 France 2
1 Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix) C 6-10 245 11/16/1982 Cypress Creek (Orlando, FL) 2
11 *Yao Ming (Houston) C 7-6 310 09/12/80 China 5
Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni (Phoenix)

*denotes starter
#denotes first-time selection