Rookie Lillard to Make All-Star History?
Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose didn’t make the NBA All-Star Game as rookies. Kyrie Irving made a valiant effort last season, but also didn’t get picked.
No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago.
Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ rookie point guard, would like to end that streak.
“That says everything when Michael Jordan was the last guard to do it,” said Lillard, who was born in 1990.