Season: 2006-07
Team: Miami Heat
Stats at All-Star break: 13 G, 13.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.3 SPG, 1.8 BPG

Shaquille O'Neal is another superstar who benefitted from the fans' unapologetic admiration for his past accomplishments. After winning the title the year before, the Heat spent 2006-07 plagued by injuries to both Shaq and Dwyane Wade, but that did not stop O'Neal from being chosen to play in the All-Star game despite missing 35 games after having surgery on his knee in November. While maybe it wasn't his best choice, Shaq elected to play in the game, put up decent enough numbers, and managed not to hurt himself. Mission accomplished.