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Andre Drummond denied All-Star starting nod

The Detroit Pistons' star center finished fifth in the vote among Eastern Conference front court players.

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Andre Drummond fell out of the top three among Eastern Conference front court players and was denied a starting spot in the NBA All-Star game.

Drummond, who was in third place in the majority of early voting results fell to fifth behind LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol.

It appears not even Eminem, Future or Detroit Bad Boys could push Drummond into starting position. The big man shouldn't feel too down, however, as he is likely to be an All-Star selection of the league's coaches.

Joining James, George and Anthony in the Eastern Conference lineup will be Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry.

Western Conference starters will be Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry.

The last time a Pistons player made the All-Star game was Allen Iverson in 2009.

Err ... scratch that. The last time real Pistons players made the All-star game was in 2008 with the trio of Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace.