Devin Booker not happy with NBA over All-Star snub
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was clearly one of the biggest All-Star snubs and he’s not hiding his displeasure about it.
Despite averaging 27.1 points and 6.4 assists per game, Booker was left out of the squad for next month’s game in Chicago. Speaking to the media after learning the news, Booker said politics and drama had changed the game and made it so the best players are no longer named All-Stars.
"The NBA is different than the game that I fell in love with at the beginning of all the best players in the All-Star Game growing up. And now it's an entertainment, drama, political-filled league. But we're a part of it now. It pays well so I guess we should be quiet about it."
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) January 31, 2020
Booker is certainly right to be angry, and it’s been a while since an All-Star snub raised this level of frustration in the sport. Whatever the reason is, Booker should be in Chicago in mid-February. It’s bizarre that he isn’t, but it could be used as motivation going forward.