The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on a TV special on Thursday and Bosh was one of those named. His teammates were announced as starters a week ago when final vote totals were tallied by NBA.com. James was the leading vote-getter in the league with 1,416,419 votes while Wade put up a respectable total of 929,542 himself.
On his selection Thursday, Bosh had this to say to the Sun Sentinel: "Every year it's a question mark for me, to be honest with you. I mean, I had to play a different role and I have to play well in that role, and it's changed every year that I've been here, and I still find a way to kind of get it done."
With an opportunity to rest his knee for a few extra days, it's possible Wade will only attend the game and not play. It's also possible that Wade will start out of appreciation to the fans that voted him in but then only play a limited amount of minutes. That decision will likely come down to the Heat, who will pass their request on to Eastern Conference head coach Frank Vogel.
James and Wade are 10-time All-Stars while Bosh will participate on his ninth star-studded roster. Joining James and Wade in the starting lineup for the East will be Kyrie Irving, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. Playing alongside George should be especially interesting for the Heat duo as George's Pacers continue to pace the Eastern Conference. With his coach in charge, it's possible George will see limited action as well to keep him fresh for the second half of the year.
The All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 and will be preceded by All-Star Weekend starting on Feb. 14.