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#pounditTuesday, February 20, 2024

Andre Drummond takes shot at Jaylen Brown over All-Star bid

Andre Drummond thinks that Jaylen Brown should humble himself.

Drummond, the Detroit Pistons center, was named an Eastern Conference All-Star earlier this week as an injury replacement for Washington Wizards guard John Wall. News of Drummond’s selection was met by cryptic tweets from both Brown, the Boston Celtics swingman, and Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons hinting that they felt snubbed.

The tweets soon reached Drummond, who commented on Instagram with love for Simmons but confusion as to why Brown felt like he was an All-Star.

“No [sic] sure why Jaylen Brown is confused,” Drummond wrote. “He’s not even the top 3 option on his team. Got a lot of respect for Ben, his time is coming sooner than he knows.”

The argument seems to go both ways — the 21-year-old Brown has been one of the most important two-way players for the Eastern Conference-best Celtics this season, but his averages of 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game are hardly eye-popping. In any case, we wonder if Drummond has a problem with any of these other players who felt that they were snubbed.

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