Kevin Durant reacts to Russell Westbrook ripping Paul George All-Star snub
Russell Westbrook is not happy at all over how Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Paul George did not receive an All-Star nod. While expressing his dissatisfaction over the “outrageous” snub, Westbrook appeared to bemoan how the Warriors have four players named to the Western Conference team.
Russell Westbrook called it “outrageous” that Paul George was not named an All-Star: pic.twitter.com/62vmKKbFSx
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“Unbelievable. I think it’s just outrageous, in my opinion,” Westbrook said. “I don’t know who else made the team but got four people from one team, you’ve got guys complaining about getting snubbed until they get in, you’ve got guys just talking about it all the time.
”But the guys that deserve it — should be in — are not. I just don’t understand. Doesn’t make any sense.”
Kevin Durant was asked about his former teammate’s rant, hardly a surprise given their past, not to mention the shot taken at the Warriors. Durant indicated he sympathizes with George but was quick to mention players get snubbed ever year.
“There’s going to be a couple of guys that gets snubbed every year. Paul George is an All-Star player, no matter who puts him in the game,” Durant said Tuesday following the Warriors’ 123-112 win over the New York Knicks, via The Mercury News. “He’s a super star. He’s a star. It don’t matter. I’m sure it would mean a lot to me if I was Paul as well, or his teammates. I’m sure he deserves to be in there along with a lot of other guys.
“But [expletive]. That’s just how it is. You know what I’m saying? Everybody gets snubbed. That’s how it is. I really don’t know what to say to that. I think everybody that is in the game deserves to be in there.”
Durant and Westbrook both make compelling points, especially given their respective points of view. Durant is right to highlight players routinely get snubbed. And it’s fair for Westbrook to be disappointed his teammate didn’t make it. It is what it is and it of course won’t be the last time these two superstars disagree on something.