Russell Westbrook: Paul George All-Star snub is ‘outrageous’
Paul George might not have had strong feelings about his All-Star snub, but teammate Russell Westbrook certainly did.
Westbrook spoke after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 109-108 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and was very clearly not happy about George being left off the All-Star squad:
Russell Westbrook calls it “unbelievable” and “outrageous” that Paul George didn’t make the All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/CbeZNXRBmL
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) January 24, 2018
Perhaps a big reason why George did not make the All-Star team — aside from there being so many good players in the West — is OKC’s slow start. It took two months for the Thunder to gain their footing and start putting together a winning record, so it may have been hard to justify giving them two All-Stars.
George’s points, field goal percentage and rebounds are down from his last two seasons with the Pacers. But his three-point percentage and steals are up, which is a decent tradeoff. Either way, the strong support from Westbrook has to make him feel good.