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#pounditFriday, October 15, 2021

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:

Fellow Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford as well as fellow Staples Center resident Larry Nance Jr. agreed too.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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