Westbrook: 'Outrageous' that Paul George not an All-Star

NBA.com Global on Jan 24, 2018 07:06 PM
Westbrook: 'Outrageous' that Paul George not an All-Star
FILE - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -NOVEMBER 15: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts during the game against the Chicago Bulls on November 15, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Thunder forward Paul George was left off the 2018 All-Star team, and like several other players across the league who saw their respective teammate omitted, Russell Westbrook made it clear his guy was snubbed.

The reigning MVP and two-time All-Star MVP believes it’s “outrageous” George was not voted in, via Royce Young of ESPN.com.

Eric Blesdoe currently leads the league in steals with 2.2 per game (George second at 2.1), but Westbrook definitely has a solid argument for his teammate. In his first season with Oklahoma City, George is averaging 20-plus points per game and shooting at a career clip beyond the arc at 43 percent while maintaining his prowess of being a two-way player.

The 67th All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 18 (Feb. 19, PHL time) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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