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In more than 60 years, players have been selected to participate in the NBA All-Star Game. In 1951, the year the first NBA All-Star Game was played, there were only 11 teams in the league. And since 1954 until 1961 the league only have 8 teams, or in other words, about 100 players. The All-Star rosters consisted on 10 players per team, 20 players from a 100-players league.

Nowadays the NBA consist of 30 teams and over 400 players, and only 24 players are selected for the NBA All-Star Game. So it's obvious that talented players missed every year the mid-season big event, and even some of them never have the chance to play in a NBA All-Star Game.

Every year, when NBA All-Star voting finishes and coaches announce which players will complete NBA All-Star rosters, a lot of lists appear on articles, blogs, tweets, etc. with the players who deserved to make the teams and have not been picked. These are known as 'NBA All-Star Snubs'.

In these pages, besides my personal opinion, you'll find plenty of stats (thanks to basketball-reference site) to support who are the best players that didn't play in the NBA All-Star Game.

These lists are divided on 'season stats', the best performances on any season without NBA All-Star reward, and 'career stats', that includes only the best players who were were selected for the NBA All-Star Game.

Updated on February 2017.

Most Points Season Most Rebounds Season
Most Points Career Most Rebounds Career
Most Points per Game Season Most Rebounds per Game Season
Most Points per Game Career Most Rebounds per Game Career
Most Assists Season Highest PER Season
Most Assists Career Highest PER Career
Most Assists per Game Season Most Win Shares Season
Most Assists per Game Career Most Win Shares Career


More lists:

- Players who made an All-NBA Team but did not play in the All-Star Game

- All-Time Top NBA All-Star vote-getters

- How the NBA coaches complete the All-Star bench