The NBA All-Star game is exciting for a myriad of reasons. If you’re a basketball fan, there’s nothing less thrilling than watching the very best players in the league match up against one another. However, it’s also exciting because among all of these amazing stars, there are only a handful of selections available.
This is also true for the starters. Portland Trailblazers superstar Damian Lillard is having an incredible season, and no one in their right mind would ever imagine that he wouldn’t become an All-Star. However, he wasn’t selected to be a Western Conference starter—and his team is pretty ticked off about that.
Even though Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and 7.7 assists a game, including some serious clutch bombers, he was ousted in favor of Dallas Mavericks young phenom Luka Doncic.
Even more impressive is the fact that Lillard has led the Blazers to an 18-10 record, despite injuries to their key players CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.
Fans of Dame Dolla were hoping that this would finally be the year that he got the starting nod, but it wasn’t. The fans voted in Luka instead—but if we know anything about Dame, he’ll use this as motivation to take his game to an even higher level.