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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown react to All-Star Game snub

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown had a second chance at making the All-Star team and neither made it. Both players seemed to be pretty bothered by it.

The All-Star team needed a replacement for Washington Wizards guard John Wall, who will miss 6-8 weeks due to a knee injury. On Tuesday, the NBA announced that Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond would replace Wall.

Here’s how Simmons and Brown reacted:

It’s hard to argue with the Drummond selection. He’s averaging 14.7 points, 15.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. Simmons is averaging 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game in what is his first season of action. He’ll probably end up on some All-Star teams in the future. Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Many other NBA players were not happy to be snubbed when the team was first announced.

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