Gaining membership in the National Basketball Association's all-star club is a difficult task.

So Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is preparing for both outcomes when the all-star reserves are named Thursday night in a TNT telecast.

The 22-year-old Jennings has turned more than a few heads with his play in the lockout-shortened season. But if he is not one of the seven players named by Eastern Conference coaches, he will keep working.

If he is named, Jennings already knows what his reaction will be.

"I would think I would have tears of joy if I did make it," Jennings said. "I can just remember me playing as a kid in Europe that everybody doubted and said I would never make it.

"And (people) saying I'd never be a consistent player or I'd never be an all-star."