Damian Lillard is in the MVP race but isn’t a starter in the NBA All-Star game.

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The league announced this year’s All-Star starters for the West on Thursday. The Portland Trail Blazers star was not one of them, losing out to Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic for the two backcourt spots. Lillard actually finished tied in voting with Doncic, but Doncic got a higher percentage of the fan vote, so he got the nod instead. The fan vote counts for 50 percent of the total vote as opposed to 25 percent each for player and media votes.

While some fans voted for Doncic over Lillard, others took to social media and let their voice be heard.


Lillard is used to not being number 1 on anyone’s list. He just let his playing do all the talking and you can expect that to continue well into the second half of the season.