Boston Celtics

Feb 11, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) brings the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics fans took notice when Jaylen Brown wasn’t named to the NBA All-Star Game during last week’s announcement. Brown has unsurprisingly one of the Celtics’ best players this year, and played a key role in their turnaround and current eight-game winning streak.

Yet while some were disappointed, Brown’s candidacy wasn’t entirely ruled out. Some speculated he could be added to the game as an injury replacement for Kevin Durant, although that spot went to Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball.

However, it appeared Brown – who appeared in his first All-Star game last year – would get another chance when newly-acquired Sixers guard James Harden had to opt out due to a hamstring injury. Despite campaigning from his teammates, Brown was passed over again. On Monday afternoon, the NBA announced that spot would go to Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen.

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