When the NBA all-star starters were announced for each conference it wasn't long before everyone realized someone was missing from the starting lineup in the western conference. Russell Westbrook, the biggest snub in the history of all star voting, and players around the league on social media expressed their shock with the situation. It's clear why players would be shocked that Westbrook isn't an All-Star, I mean up until this point he's been the MVP, he's averaging a triple double, and he leads the league in scoring. If that doesn't earn you a spot in the starting lineup of the all-star game then nothing will, there's literally nothing more he can do on the court to prove his worth. He did well enough in the player and media vote, but he lacked in fan vote, which carries the most weight unfortunately, so he just missed out as a starter. Proving that it's a complete popularity contest basically, the players and media are just their to ensure players like Zaza Pachulia don't get voted into the starting lineups by fans. Westbrook has every reason to be upset because I don't think anyone can make a case for why he doesn't deserve to be a starter, but he says he doesn't care at all. Westbrook stated when asked about not making it the starting lineup, " I don't play for all-star bids. I play to win championships." As a huge Russell Westbrook supporter, I couldn't be happier to hear him utter those words, he's stepping into that Kobe Bryant mindset, he's the villain now, and the fan vote showed that. He's not worried about focusing on getting retweets on twitter like all these guys, he's in the lab working his craft, and winning ball games for his team night in and night out. Westbrook isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I see a bit of the black mamba within him, which leaves me confident about his future in this league. He's here to win rings not win popularity concerts,
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