Heat’s Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler left out of All-Star Game. Who made it over them?

MIAMI — The defending Eastern Conference champions will not be represented in this season’s NBA All-Star Game. The Heat duo of Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler were not among the Eastern Conference players voted into the March 7 All-Star Game as reserves. Adebayo, who has made one All-Star Game, and Butler, who is a five-time All-Star, were voted into the showcase game as reserves last season. The seven reserves from each conference, which were voted on by conference coaches, were revealed Tuesday night. “It’s important. I want to be an All-Star,” Adebayo said when asked Monday what it would mean …

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