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08:04 AM ET 01.14 | Damian Lillard, who is averaging more than 18 points and six assists per game, is out to do something that eluded the likes of Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago. [Lillard], the Portland Trail Blazers' rookie point guard, would like to end that streak. He's made a growing case for himself this season, most recently with a 37-point performance against the Golden State Warriors. "That says everything when Michael Jordan was the last guard to do it," said Lillard, who was born in 1990. ... Lillard isn't holding his breath. "The league is about seniority sometimes," Lillard said.

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January 14, 2013  08:32 AM ET

He's good, but he is not that good. Also Irving will be in before he does!

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January 14, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Even Lin gets voted in before he does, what a shame.

January 14, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Can You Break The Portland Jinx, Bro?

January 14, 2013  10:24 AM ET

No guard, in fact, has been selected to play in the annual All-Star Game since Michael Jordan 28 years ago. <---- So they have been playing with all Forwards and Centers? Hmmm......

January 14, 2013  10:54 AM ET

This article would have been easier to understand if they wrote as 'no rookie guard has been selected to the All Star game since Jordan'. As basketball junkies we got the message... just a little note for our intern friends...

January 14, 2013  11:51 AM ET

There is no way that he makes the All-Star game as a starter or reserve this year. No way at all. He is playing well, but not THAT well.

January 14, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Is he talking about starting or just coming off the bench? There's no chance of him starting but there's a good chance that he'll get selected by the coaches.

CP3, Kobe, Harden, Westbrook - locks for the guard spots in the West

Tony Parker, Steph Curry - should make it over him, too.

There is no way that he gets selected by the coaches to make the game.

January 14, 2013  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Even Lin gets voted in before he does, what a shame.

thus the reason international votes should have far less weight in voter outcome...its crazy. b jennings...nelson...irving...felton was balling before his injury...rondo...and those are just point guards...don't get me start with 2 guards...if and when lin gets to play this asg he should be left on the bench...

hell....yao ming got voted in after a season he didnt even play!!!

January 14, 2013  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

thus the reason international votes should have far less weight in voter outcome...its crazy. b jennings...nelson...irving...felton was balling before his injury...rondo...and those are just point guards...don't get me start with 2 guards...if and when lin gets to play this asg he should be left on the bench... hell....yao ming got voted in after a season he didnt even play!!!

...drew holiday...jose calderon..kemba walker..lawson..parker..westbrooke..paul..vasquez....the list goes on

January 14, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

CP3, Kobe, Harden, Westbrook - locks for the guard spots in the WestTony Parker, Steph Curry - should make it over him, too.There is no way that he gets selected by the coaches to make the game.

Yeah he is having a good season but not that good.

G CP3 voted in
G Kobe voted in
F Durant voted in
F Griffin voted in
C Howard voted in

F David Lee
F Aldrige
F/C Duncan one center needs to make it
G Westbrook
G Curry
G Harden
F Gay/G Parker Memphis needs at least one player

Too many high quality guards in the West for him to make it.

January 14, 2013  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's good, but he is not that good. Also Irving will be in before he does!

Irving plays in the East. Shouldn't have any bearing on Lillard's selection. That said, I don't think he gets in. Maybe next year.

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January 14, 2013  03:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This article would have been easier to understand if they wrote as 'no rookie guard has been selected to the All Star game since Jordan'. As basketball junkies we got the message... just a little note for our intern friends...

The interns didn't write the article........

 
January 14, 2013  04:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This article would have been easier to understand if they wrote as 'no rookie guard has been selected to the All Star game since Jordan'. As basketball junkies we got the message... just a little note for our intern friends...

It had me confused.

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