The 2018 NBA All-Star Game is rapidly approaching and, as of Tuesday evening, the full rosters made up of players from both the Eastern and Western Conferences are available for consumption. Of course, the actual match-up won’t be decided until the teams are selected by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry but, in the meantime, there is another discussion to be had and that surrounds the players that were not chosen this time around.
While the concept of “snubs” is not new, we found three deserving players from each conference that were left off and, in short, at least two of them were not pleased on Tuesday evening.
The most glaring omission from the Eastern Conference comes courtesy of Detroit, as Drummond is putting together the best season of his career as the centerpiece of the Pistons. The 24-year-old center has always been a double-double machine but, this season, he is defending at an improved level and, perhaps more impressively, Drummond is now a willing facilitator with the ability to deliver passes from both the post and the elbow.
In the immediate aftermath of the selection announcement, he let the world know of his displeasure. One of his published sentiments was not suitable for all audiences.
Frankly, it was hard to blame him.