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Golden State Warriors: Predicting Which Dubs Will Be All-Stars In 2013-14

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Feb 22, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) hugs point guard Stephen Curry (30) after the play against the San Antonio Spurs during the overtime period at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeats the San Antonio Spurs 107-101 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star games in any sport are roughly equivalent to cotton candy: lots of fluff and hot air but no real substance. Unfortunately, the NBA is no exception. I watched the entire All-Star Game this year, and the only thing I remember is the cringe-worthy halftime performance by Alicia Keys.

As meaningless as the game itself might be, I would argue that a player being selected as an All-Star is second only to winning a Championship or MVP. It is validation that basketball fans all over the world over recognize and appreciate your talent. Sure, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and Reggie Miller never won a ring, but they were perennial All-Stars because fans knew they were good enough to win a championship even if their respective teams were not.

As we look forward to the 2013-14 season, Golden State Warriors fans should feel confident that they have both a championship-contending team as well as multiple All-Star worthy players. Here is a look at the starting lineup and their individual odds at making the 2014 Western Conference All-Star Team.

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