Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis speaks out on his All-Star snub
The NBA All-Star teams have been picked, and of course, there are some players left off who feel they should’ve made the list. One of those players is Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis after he made his first All-Star Game last year.
Pacers reporter Scott Agness shared Sabonis’ thoughts on missing out on the All-Star Game this year:
“Just want to say congrats to everybody. They all deserve it. There’s so many talented guys in the NBA, especially in the East. Everybody who made it deserves it. We’re just here focusing on getting better and trying to get wins.”
Domantas Sabonis doesn’t seem too upset about not making it to the All-Star Game, but he is having a career season. Currently averaging 21.5 points, 5.7 assists, and 11.6 rebounds, Sabonis is nearly doing everything for a Pacers team trying to secure a top-four seed in the whacky Eastern Conference. Indiana is 15-15 and currently holding that No. 4 slot.
The All-Star Game is notoriously known for snubbing some players who deserve to be in it, and that will certainly happen when only 24 guys are selected. There’s so much talent across the league, so deserving players are going to get left off the All-Star rosters no matter what.
The guys who make it on the NBA All-Star teams are more than deserving, as Domantas Sabonis mentioned. With the way he’s playing this year, there is potential Sabonis makes it to the All-Star Game next season. Considering he’s only 24 years old, it looks like the only way is up for the Pacers star.