7 Worst All-Star Game snubs in Los Angeles Lakers history

Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers / James Drake/GettyImages
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No. 4: Lamar Odom, 2010-11

When compiling a list of the greatest players in NBA history never to make an All-Star Team, a few players are always at the top of the list. Marcus Camby, Ron Harper and Sam Perkins are often listed, as well as one longtime Laker who helped to bring multiple titles to Los Angeles: Lamar Odom.

By the 2010-11 season, Odom was a 12-year NBA veteran and one of the most versatile players in the league. He had already been snubbed once for an All-Star Team in 2007-08 starting for the best team in the league. The greater snub came in 2010-11, however, when Odom came off the bench but was the second-best player on an absolutely-dominant Lakers team.

The Lakers would go 57-25 and were months away from a disappointing finish in the playoffs when the All-Star teams were set. Odom was largely coming off the bench but that shouldn't have evaporated his All-Star case. He racked up 10.1 win shares and had 3.7 VORP; both ranked 16th in the league and well above some other Western Conference All-Stars.

Blake Griffin made the All-Star Team as a rookie, the last one to do so, and while he was an exciting high-flying player he was probably ahead of his skids when compared to Odom's candidacy. Deron Williams was an even worse selection, putting up stats for a mediocre Jazz team. This was the year for Odom to make the team, and he missed out.