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Didn’t take long: Devin Booker named to the All-Star team anyway

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For the second year in a row, Commissioner Adam Silver righted the wrong and named Suns guard Devin Booker to the All-Star team

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For the second year in a row, Adam Silver witnessed the failures of the All-Star voting process and immediately took action to correct it by personally naming Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker to the All-Star team.

Booker will replace the Lakers’ Anthony Davis, who was named to the team by the Western Conference coaches but is out injured until well after the All-Star break with a strained achilles tendon.

Booker was left off the All-Star reserves list earlier this week by the West coaches who are tasked with filling out the rest of the 12-man roster after the starters are voted on by fans, media and players.

And for the second time in a row, Adam Silver saw who they picked, knew immediately what went wrong and took action to correct the error.

Devin Booker is now a two-time All-Star.

Along with All-Star Chris Paul, the Suns have two All-Stars in the same year for the first time since 2010. Yes, you read that right. That was more than a decade ago.

The Suns have a 4th best record in the entire league this season (20-10), and now are one of seven teams with multiple All-Stars.

Those seven teams are the ones with the seven best records in the league.