Westbrook: 'Outrageous' that Paul George not an All-Star
NBA.com Global on Jan 24, 2018 07:06 PM
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.
Russell Westbrook called it “outrageous” that Paul George was not named an All-Star: pic.twitter.com/62vmKKbFSx— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 24, 2018
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.