The 2018 All-Star game’s reserves were announced on Tuesday.
A number of players felt they were left out of the mix. The All-Star game’s starters are always voted on by the fans, while the coaches around the league fills out the rest of the rosters. After many years of being snubbed, Portland guard, Damian Lillard is a first time all-star. Lillard has been a top 5 point guard in the Western Conference for several years and finally gets his due diligence. At the halfway point in the season, he averages 25 points per game and 6 assists.
Russell Westbrook was upset that new teammate, Paul George, was snubbed of his 5th all-star selection this year. Watch the triple double machine felt about this year’s roster.
Russ went in. ? pic.twitter.com/8XVlchbrgo
— ESPN (@espn) January 24, 2018
The complainer he was referring to was Damian Lillard. Prior to the all-star announcement Lillard expressed his disappointment of his all-star snubs in the past. He was not happy with what OKC’s point guard had to say about him.
“I respect Russ a lot, so it was kind of disappointing to see him say that, said the first time all-star.
Because he’s played against me, he’s played against me, he’s played against our team, he knows what I’ve accomplished….. “But I know that I earned my spot this year.”
Chris Paul, who is still a prerennial point guard in this league was left out as well as Lou Williams. Williams has single handedly won ball games for the Clippers this season.
Welcome to the Western Conference Paul George, where the competition is much greater than the weaker Eastern Conference.
Congrats to Damian Lillard and the rest of the 2018 NBA All-Stars. The all-star game will be played Sunday, Feb. 18 in Los Angeles.