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Devin Booker reacts to troll’s Spongebob meme about being left out of All-Star Game

Devin Booker

Pheonix Suns star Devin Booker was one of the most notable snubs in this season’s All-Star selection. On Friday, the 22-year-old spotted a meme on Twitter pertaining to his omission from the All-Star squad, and he could not help but share the photo on his own account.

The Spongebob Squarepants-themed meme depicts Booker from the outside looking in, as he resentfully sees D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns, two other members of Booker’s 2015 Draft class and who were both selected in this year’s All-Star teams, joyously celebrating.

This season’s All-Star selection marks Towns’ second call-up for the prestigious squad, while Russell’s inclusion was a result of him being selected as the replacement for the injured Victor Oladipo. Both guys have been having spectacular seasons for their respective teams thus far, and it’s hard to argue about their selection as All-Stars.

On the other hand, there are a good number of people who believe that Booker should have been included in this season’s All-Star team. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is currently averaging 24.8 points (on a career-best 46.1 percent shooting), 2.1 three-pointers, 3.6 rebounds. 6.7 assists (also a career-high), 0.9 steals, and 4.0 turnovers in 34.6 minutes of action.

All three guys entered the NBA via the 2015 draft. Towns and Russell were picked number one and number two (by the Los Angeles Lakers), respectively, while Booker fell all the way to the 13th spot. Guys like Trey Lyles, Frank Kaminsky, and Stanley Johnson were all actually picked ahead of Booker.

A lot of factors come in when fans, coaches, and players cast their votes for the All-Star teams. Booker has missed a combined 13 games this season and his Suns currently hold the second-worst record in the league. Both — especially the latter — must have played their part in Booker missing out the All-Star nod this season. Nonetheless, we are confident that he will get there sooner rather than later.