Phoenix Suns have no All-Star Representation - Not even former players

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For the second time in three seasons, no Phoenix Suns player was invited to join in All-Star festivities. Prior to that, at least one Phoenix Sun was invited to participate in something every year since the 90s.

It's bad enough that not one Phoenix Suns player was invited to participate in All-Star weekend festivities. In fact, only one player on the current Suns roster has EVER been named to an All-Star team: 17th year backup center Jermaine O'Neal.

In two of the past three seasons, the Suns have not sent a single player to represent the team in any activity, this after 10 straight seasons of at least one invitation in some form.

The Suns current roster does boast 4 different 'Rising Stars' participants (Wesley Johnson, Markieff Morris, Michael Beasley, Luis Scola) in the last 5 years, selected for being one of the top first- or second-year players in the game that year.

Yet is it worse that none of the Suns' former players are All-Stars either? None of Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson or Shawn Marion were picked for the big game or any peripheral event either.

Here is the history of Phoenix Suns players participating in All-Star weekend (current Suns' past attendance in parentheses).

2012-13

None

2011-12

All-Star: Steve Nash

Rookie/Soph Star: Markieff Morris

2010-11

None

*Rookie/Soph Star: Wesley Johnson (Minnesota)

2009-10

All-Star: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire

Skills Challenge: Steve Nash

3-Point Shootout: Channing Frye

*Rookie/Soph Star: Michael Beasley (Miami)

2008-09

All-Star: Shaquille O'Neal, Amare Stoudemire

*Rookie/Soph Star: Michael Beasley (Miami), Luis Scola (Houston)

2007-08

All-Star: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire

3-Point Shootout: Steve Nash

*Rookie/Soph Star: Luis Scola (Houston)

2006-07

All-Star: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2005-06

All-Star: Steve Nash, Shawn Marion

*Rookie/Soph Star: Channing Frye (Knicks)

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2004-05

All-Star: Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion

Shooting Star: Shawn Marion

Skills Challenge: Steve Nash

Slam Dunk: Amare Stoudemire

Rookie/Soph Star: Amare Stoudemire

3-Point Shootout: Quentin Richardson, Joe Johnson

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2003-04

Rookie/Soph Star: Amare Stoudemire

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2002-03

All-Star: Stephon Marbury, Shawn Marion

Slam Dunk: Amare Stoudemire

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2001-02

Rookie/Soph Star: Joe Johnson

*All-Star: Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)

2000-01

All-Star Game: Jason Kidd

Rookie/Soph Star: Shawn Marion

1999-00

All-Star Game: Jason Kidd

Rookie/Soph Star: Shawn Marion

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