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NBA Miami Heat

Chris Bosh named All-Star Game Reserve

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It may not be the way he wanted it to be, but Chris Bosh is once again an All-Star.

The Miami Heat center was named earlier tonight as a selection by NBA coaches to a reserve for the Eastern Conference when the 2013 All-Star Game is played in Houston on February 17. This will be the eight time that Bosh has been named an All-Star in his career and the third time it has been as a member of the Heat.

Bosh wanted to be an All-Star starter this year and thought that his way in lied in his shift from a power forward to a center. However, when the league removed the center position from the All-Star ballot opting for three frontcourt slots instead it made voting for him to start would be tougher. Despite a push by his teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade along with the Heat front office to have Bosh voted in as a starter he wasn’t able to overtake Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics for the final frontcourt spot.

Bosh has played well this season but he has been lacking in a key area that is a glaring weakness for Miami – rebounding. He is currently having the worst rebounding year of his career since his rookie season. It was thought that his rebounding could possibly hurt him when it came to the coaches selecting the reserves, but Bosh has made it.

This will be the third year in a row that the Heat ‘Big 3′ will be going to the All-Star game together.