NBA players react to All-Star Game snubs via Twitter
Sir Isaac Newton once stated, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” That was certainly true in the National Basketball Association on Tuesday with the naming of this year’s All-Star reserves.
Shortly after the news broke as to which players made the final cut for the East and the West, the outrage soon began among players who felt they were snubbed. Many took to Twitter to express their discontent, including LA Clippers guard Lou Williams, who is averaging 23.3 points a game this season:
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) January 23, 2018
Was Lou Williams referring to being snubbed from the All-Star Game? pic.twitter.com/mxoG7EyYjC
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 24, 2018
Damn right. Smh https://t.co/sbHuK4fqD3
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) January 24, 2018
Fellow Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford as well as fellow Staples Center resident Larry Nance Jr. agreed too.
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 24, 2018
They did Lou Will so wrong
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 24, 2018
Elsewhere, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, owner of 14.3 points and a league-leading 15.0 rebounds per game this season, was also peeved at not being named an All-Star and was backed up by teammate Reggie Jackson.
Guess I gotta start doing back flips after every point I score to get attention around here!
Lmao on to the next
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) January 24, 2018
— Reggie Jackson (@Reggie_Jackson) January 24, 2018
Ditto for Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, 25-point-per-game scorer, who tweeted out this cryptic message in apparent reaction to missing out on the chance for his first career All-Star appearance:
Opinions over statistics
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) January 24, 2018
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (with his season averages of 17.3 points and 4.9 assists a game) had a simpler but just as effective tweet about his snub.
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) January 23, 2018
With only 24 total All-Star slots allotted between both conferences combined, it’s obviously impossible to recognize and please everyone. But with these snubs and some other notable ones as well (Paul George, Chris Paul, etc.), the salt might at least be justified for many of them. On the bright side though, there is at least one player who made it to the All-Star Game this year after voicing displeasure about his snub last year.