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Brandon Roy is Officially an All Star

Yahoo! is reporting that Brandon Roy is officially an all star joining Western Conference reserves Shaquille O'Neal, Pau Gasol, David West, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, and Chauncey Billups.  

Kevin Durant and Ike Diogu did not make the list.

Props to Sean who had this first at Oregonlive.

Update: Here's the official release from the team...


Roy will suit up in Phoenix for 58th NBA All-Star Game Feb. 15

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was named a 2009 NBA All-Star reserve by a vote of Western Conference head coaches, the NBA announced today.

The second-time NBA All-Star has helped guide the Trail Blazers to a 28-17 record, averaging 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.22 steals and 37.1 minutes in 41 games (all starts).

Roy, 24, becomes the 10th Trail Blazer to garner multiple All-Star nods after netting 18 points (8-10 FG), nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and 29 minutes in last year's All-Star Game in New Orleans. His 18 points matched a team high for the Western Conference squad and marked the second-highest total from a Trail Blazer playing in an All-Star Game, all-time.

Roy has led Portland in points 26 times, assists 19 times and counts 26 games of 20-plus points in 2008-09. His 52 points scored in a Dec. 18 win vs. Phoenix stands as the most in regulation in franchise history and the most in regulation by an NBA player this season. Roy matched a franchise high on Jan. 24 vs. Washington with 10 steals, also the most in the NBA this season.

The West's starting five, decided by fan balloting, consists of Amar'e Stoudemire (Phoenix), Tim Duncan (San Antonio), Yao Ming (Houston), Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) and Chris Paul (New Orleans). Rounding out the squad from the head coaches' vote are Chauncey Billups (Denver), Pau Gasol (L.A. Lakers), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), Shaquille O'Neal (Phoenix), Tony Parker (San Antonio), and David West (New Orleans).

The 2009 NBA All-Star Game tips off at 5 p.m. (Pacific) on Sunday, Feb. 15, from US Airways Center in Phoenix. The event will be televised live on TNT.

Roy joins teammates Greg Oden (T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam) and Rudy Fernandez (T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest) at All-Star Weekend.

-- Ben (