These five players make up the Cleveland Cavaliers all-time NBA All-Star team.
The NBA-All star game is the greatest exhibition of basketball talent on the world, and since the franchise’s inception in 1970, the Cleveland Cavaliers of produced 15 All-Star players, eight of whom have earned more than one trip.
It seems like a low number, but remember, the Cavs have endured their share of dark periods throughout their history. In the early 1980s, Ted Stephen traded so many first-round picks that the league had to intervene.
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Throughout the late 1990s, some players did become All-Stars. Tyrone Hill made the team, and Terrell Brandon earned a couple of trips. Even all-time bust Shawn Kemp made one All-Star team as a Cavalier. But the Cavs lacked a perennial All-Star until the team lucked into the LeBron James during the 2003 NBA Draft.
Even with James, the Cavs had trouble securing All-Stars to play along side him, which played a key reason in why James bolted for Miami following the 2010 season.
The Cavs haven’t oozed All-Stars like more prolific franchises such as the Lakers or Celtics, but the team’s All-Star all-time starting five would give any other team’s a top five a run for their money.
Something to consider about the team: In addition to career stats, the actual All-Star game(s) and the years these players were selected were factored into picking the team…Here’s your starting five…
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