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No explaining LeBron's All-Star snub

Updated: February 12, 2004, 8:19 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Jamaal Magloire is an All-Star. LeBron James is not.

Nah, there's nothing wrong with the rules the NBA uses for voting in its All-Star reserves.

East coaches, for once, can't get fired for this catastrophe. Don't blame them too much. They were simply following the guidelines passed down from the league office that required the selection of a legitimate center to back up East starter Ben Wallace. Which boiled down to a choice between Magloire and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, taking away a roster ...

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