The NBA All-Star starters were announced yesterday, and the biggest shock was the absence of Russell Westbrook’s name in the Western Conference starters.
The Oklahoma City Thunder guard has had a phenomenal season by all standards, averaging a triple-double as he pushes the Thunder to a playoff berth.
Westbrook was however dropped in favor of the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.
He was actually tied on points with the duo, but had lost the tie breaker due to having less fan votes.
Mobbed by reporters as to how he felt about it, Brodie stated he really couldn’t care about it. He said: “It is what it is. That’s the nature of the business, the game. I just play. I don’t play for All-Star bids. I play to win championships and every night I compete at a high level, and it’ll work out. I just continue doing what I’m doing and play the game the right way and everything else will work out.”
“It’s a great honor…and being an All-Star is something you don’t take for granted,” he said. “But like I said, I don’t play to play in the All-Star [Game]. … I play to become a better player and to win championships.”