The NBA is an organisation that celebrates greatness in many ways; the Finals, the MVP award and even the Most Improved Player award. There is no shortage of ways to earn recognition in the league.
However, the above titles are either awarded to one team, or one individual. The NBA All Star game celebrated players from all over the league. The twelve best players from the East and West conferences as voted by the fans are pitted against each other in a show of awe-inspiring talent, and very little defence.
Ten of the 24 players will have an honour above the rest in this game; they are the starters. Five players from each conference will be on the court for the tip off and start one of the biggest games of any NBA season.
Needless to say this is a fantastic achievement any player would be proud of, and thus needs to be earned throughout the first half of the season. The competition for these spots will be as fierce as ever in 2017-18, so let's look at who will make the cut.