Last week, fans were given the list of players that would start the NBA All-Star game, an event that many spoke out against.
Tuesday, we were given the list of those that will be on the bench to open the game.
Devin Booker didn’t make either list. In the West, the two that made it over him were Zion Williamson and Chris Paul. It’s difficult to argue that a player like Damian Lillard didn’t deserve it just as much as Booker.
That said, MVP-candidate and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was not having any of the disrespect that was put on Booker’s name after he missed yet another All-Star game.
Devin Booker is the most disrespected player in our league!!! Simple as that.— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 24, 2021
Booker has been incredible this season despite taking a backseat to newcomer Chris Paul. Booker is still the unanimous leader of the team, but he’s been sharing the ball more with the presence of Paul and the improvement of Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges.
Although his usage is down, Booker’s production is still sky-high. He’s averaging 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. Tack on shooting over 50 percent for the first time in his career, and it’s clear as to why Booker will be 2021’s biggest All-Star snub.
However, we didn’t get to the best part of Booker’s resume — the Phoenix Suns' schedule. Phoenix is a top-four team in the difficult Western Conference. They’re currently sitting at 20-10 with several big-time, blowout wins.
It isn’t just my thoughts though. Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks tweeted what every fan is thinking.
Y’all told Devin booker all he had to do was win smh— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) February 24, 2021
Booker’s team is thriving, and he’s playing the most efficient basketball of his career. He deserves a spot, and if the King is tweeting about it, you know the disrespect is real.
While he may make it in due to injury or some other reason that a player may miss the game, Booker should be an All-Star, and it’s borderline criminal that he’s been snubbed yet again.