5 Active players with the most NBA All-Star selections
#4 Chris Paul - 9
Chris Paul has been the gold standard of NBA point guards since time immemorial. His ability to regulate traffic and make high-IQ plays under pressure are skills that can't be taught or acquired.
As a result, starting from the 2007-08 season, Paul was named an All-Star for nine straight years, averaging as high as 11.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game during that era.
Contrary to the belief that CP3's career is riding into the sunset, he has taken charge of the status quo at Oklahoma City, and has been the inevitable spark in his 15th year. The 34-year-old has become the quintessential veteran for the young OKC roster in a short span.
Although it might seem unlikely for Paul to still be considered an All-Star caliber talent, he has always been the most reliable ball handler on the court, and continues to live up to that reputation.
#3 Carmelo Anthony - 10
Carmelo Anthony's journey in the NBA has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. If one could ignore the off-court drama that surrounds this man, and concentrate on his on-court accomplishments and skills instead, there'd appear a surefire future Hall of Famer.
So far, Melo has stacked up 10 All-Star selections, eight of which came in quick succession from 2010 to 2017 - which included being the NBA scoring champion in 2013.
Playing in his 17th year, Anthony hasn't lost any love for the game, and it shows in his play. After what many thought would be a sad end to an illustrious career, Melo got a final shot in a Trail Blazers jersey, and reminded us why the league needs him.Published 15 Jan 2020, 13:22 IST