MIAMI (AP) _ Shaquille O'Neal is not on the list of Eastern
Conference reserves which was released Thursday.
That decision will end the Miami Heat center's record-tying
streak of 14 straight All-Star selections.
O'Neal is still going to the All-Star festivities next month,
but only to host a couple parties and appear at other events that
Fans voted Orlando's Dwight Howard in as the East's starting
O'Neal said he thought Howard's starting nod was well-deserved.
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