Curry In, Westbrook Out Of NBA All-Star Game West Starting Lineup, And Twitter Isn’t Happy
Here are your NBA All-Star Game starting lineups, just announced:
G, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers; G, DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors; F, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers; F, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks; F, Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls.
G, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors; G, James Harden, Houston Rockets; F, Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors; F, Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs; F, Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans.
So the Warriors have just handed the Thunder yet another loss, as Curry starts and Russell Westbrook sits. But of course everyone is fine with it.
How is Russell Westbrook not an all star starter!? He is playing out of his mind.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) January 19, 2017
Kevin Garnett on TNT just called Russell Westbrook not starting the All-Star game "the league's all-time history snub."
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) January 20, 2017
Westbrook was fourth in fan voting! Is averaging a triple double and is coming off the bench? That's terrible
— Chris Miles (@chrismilestv) January 20, 2017
So the 2x NBA All Star MVP, leading scorer in the league right now, the man who is averaging a triple double isn't starting... Wow https://t.co/w2QCsd8JuB
— Cassius Stanley (@cassius_stanley) January 20, 2017
The fan vote left Russell Westbrook off the All-Star starting line up. pic.twitter.com/l2jGOAkVVi
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 20, 2017
Westbrook is averaging 30.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game. The fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote, while players and the media each got 25 percent.
The reserves, chosen by the coaches, will be announced next week.
Curry reacts to the news:
Steph Curry on learning he was an All-Star starter and the three-man race between he, Harden and Westbrook pic.twitter.com/lOQbSUl8vF
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 20, 2017
— ZaZa Smash!!! (@athletics_dubs) January 20, 2017