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2000: Shocked Stoudamire not on NBA All-Star ballot


by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Trail Blazers point guard Damon Stoudamire was not a happy camper when left off the NBA All-Star ballot in November 2000, when six Portland teammates made it.Nov. 13, 2000

Damon Stoudamire of the Trail Blazers says he is "more shocked than disappointed" at being left off the NBA All-Star ballot.

Six Blazers make the voting list, but Stoudamire is one of three Western Conference starting point guards left off. The others: Ron Harper of the Los Angeles Lakers and Jeff McInnis of the L.A. Clippers.

Twenty-four guards in the West are on the ballot.

The Blazers are off to a 5-3 start.