Shaq Back In All-Star Game For 15th Time

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - After being left out of the NBA All-Star festivities last year, Shaquille O'Neal is back in the All-Star game.

O'neal received his 15th All-Star selection Thursday when the reserves were announced for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix. O'Neal and Suns teammate Amare Stoudemire gives the host team two Western Conference All-Stars.

New Orleans, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Lakers also had multiple players on the West roster, which will be coached by the Lakers' Phil Jackson.

The Orlando Magic made out best in the East, with Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis picked as reserves by the conference's coaches alongside starter Dwight Howard. It's the first time Orlando has had three All-Stars.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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