Andre Drummond has had a pretty good 24 hours. Between getting a new partner in the Pistons’ frontcourt in Blake Griffin and getting selected to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game as a replacement for the injured John Wall, things have been looking up for Detroit’s young big man.
Both things have come under some amount of criticism. The trade is viewed by some as a weird fit, while others think that Drummond made it into the All-Star Game at the expense of players who deserved it more. That second thing is especially interesting, because two of the players who apparently believed they deserved to make it to the game in Wall’s place tweeted their disapproval for Drummond getting in.
First up, Sixers guard Ben Simmons, who has put together a stellar rookie season in Philadelphia, tweeted out a single laughing emoji right after Drummond got announced.
A few minutes later, Celtics wing Jaylen Brown was deep in thought about something, ostensibly how Drummond got named an All-Star over him.
Both guys have a case for inclusion — Simmons’ is probably stronger when you look at what he’s done this year, whereas Brown is on the better team and got an endorsement from Draymond Green to replace Drummond on LeBron James’ squad. It’s also possible that Simmons is watching a funny movie, Brown just saw something that made him think deeply, and both guys just felt the need to tweet through it. I’d bet that’s not the case and they’re tweeting about Drummond, but hey, you never know.