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Magic’s Cole Anthony sends stern 9-word warning to rest of NBA after All-Rookie snub

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On Thursday, the NBA announced the All-Rookie teams for the season. One of the most notable snubs was Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony, who himself quickly took to Twitter to send an immediate response to the league’s decision to omit him from the end-of-season honor.

Anthony needed just nine words to send a stern warning to the rest of the NBA after being snubbed for both All-Rookie teams:

Newly-crowned Rookie of the Year winner LaMelo Ball headlines the All-Rookie first team along with Anthony Edwards, Tyrese Haliburton, Jae’Sean Tate, and Saddiq Bey. The second team consists of Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Isaac Okoro, Isaiah Stewart, and Patrick Williams.

Anthony had himself quite a debut season with the Magic, putting up averages of 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.2 triples per game. However, it was not enough for the Magic youngster to earn a spot in the All-Rookie teams this season. While the voters may think so, Cole Anthony himself clearly disagrees with them.

Anthony may have laughed off the snub, but it is clear that he is taking this personally. It looks like he’s going to use this as motivation to be better next season. He has himself a tremendous opportunity in Orlando given how the Magic are in the midst of a full rebuild. Anthony will likely have all the minutes he can handle as well as a relatively high usage rate in his sophomore campaign, providing him with the chance to prove all his doubters wrong.