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David Lee looks to end Golden State Warriors' All-Star drought


Golden State Warriors forward David Lee, right, dunks over Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Denver. Denver center Kosta Koufos is at bottom left. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) (The Associated Press)

When he worked as a broadcaster, Mark Jackson was adamant that David Lee didn't deserve to be an All-Star with the New York Knicks in 2010. No matter how eye-popping Lee's statistics looked, Jackson said, the power forward played on a bad Knicks team.

Now that Jackson is coaching Lee on the Golden State Warriors, he has changed his tune — but not his reasoning. The Warriors are winning, he said, and Lee has been a big reason why.

With Golden State (23-13) off to its best start in 20 years, Lee might be the leading candidate to end the NBA's longest All-Star drought. The Warriors have not had a player make the team since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.