"The pressure will get stronger when Lin returns to New York on Dec. 17. But where it could be the biggest headache is during All-Star weekend in Houston, where he will likely get voted in as a starting guard over Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Steve Nash thanks to heavy support from Chinese voters. There is no way the host Rockets and the always globally conscious NBA would let him turn the roster spot down."
I tend to agree with Spears here. Paul, Westbrook, Parker, etc could still win the 2nd spot, well that is if Kobe Bryant didn't exist and didn't play in L.A. Expect a big controversy about this in the coming months. People used to complain about Yao Ming starting over Shaq, but Yao was at least an elite player. In a way I feel bad for Lin, as I'm sure this isn't the way he dreamed of becomeing an NBA all-star.