This week, the roster for the NBA All-Star game have been published and as always, we hear some voices of players who aren’t happy with their absence in those published rosters.
3 of the biggest names in the NBA who won’t be playing in the traditional All-Star Game are Kyrie Irving (mostly due injuries), Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.
Beal said – “A little pissed off about it … It’s disrespectful. … I’m gonna try and get my team in the playoffs for sure.”
Devin Booker said – “It was always a goal of mine, but it just re-proves the point that the NBA is different than the game that I fell in love with at the beginning of all the best players in the All-Star game growing up, And now it’s an entertainment, drama, political-filled league. But we’re a part of it now. It pays well, so I guess we should be quiet about it.”
Other NBA players shared their thoughts about it –
And on the other side of the coin, there will be 9 first time all stars in the game, on of them is Bam Adebayo who got the news with his family –
The game this year will be dedicated to Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in January.