The Milwaukee Bucks will be sending two players to the NBA All-Star game. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, is going for the seventh straight season after receiving more fan votes than any other player in the Eastern Conference. On Thursday night, it was officially announced that Jrue Holiday would be joining Giannis as an All-Star. Earlier this week, the two-time MVP revealed that Holiday was going to be an All-Star when he said one of his goals for the All-Star game was to make sure Jrue was on his team. The official announcement, though, of Holiday as an All-Star cemented his place in NBA history.
Bucks Guard Jrue Holiday Set a NBA Record for Most Seasons In Between All-Star Appearances
The last time Holiday was named as an All-Star was the 2012-2013 season. His nine years in between All-Star selections is a new NBA record:
Jrue Holiday is an All-Star for the first time in nearly a decade.
Holiday went nine seasons between All-Star selections, the longest gap for any player in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/6UWuicEBkz
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 3, 2023
In 2012-2013, Holiday averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game. This season, he is averaging 19.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.2 assists. Over the last few seasons, Holiday has garnered a plethora of awards. He has been named NBA Second Team All Defense twice (2019 and 2022) and First Team All Defense twice (2018 and 2021). Holiday has won Teammate of the Year twice as well (2020 and 2022) and received the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2021.
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