A pair—one from each conference—on their choices for their respective All-Star teams, whose full rosters were to be announced on Tuesday:
EAST: "Jason Kidd, the league MVP so far, and Ray Allen are the starting guards. You can start the two Celtics guys [Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker] at forward. Ben Wallace (left) is the center—just look at his numbers [11.6 rebounds and 3.27 blocks per game through Sunday]. My backups are Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Baron Davis, Michael Jordan, Tracy McGrady, Jermaine O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning. Jerry Stackhouse is the alternate."
WEST: "Kobe Bryant and Peja Stojakovic are the guards, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are the forwards and Shaquille O'Neal is the center. My backups are Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Steve Francis, Elton Brand—because I like character guys—Chris Webber, Karl Malone and Dirk Nowitzki (right), who is the backup center because there are no other centers. The alternate is Wally Szczerbiak."