The NBA All-Star break always brings controversy, and this year is no different. Come this time each year, there’s guaranteed to be a headline about a specific NBA player who’s been snubbed from the crème de la crème list.
Players take the selections personally, as the All-Star weekend is largely a time for players to make money or build their celebrity status. But one big man named Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons, took his slap in the face a different way.
On Wednesday night, Drummond came out and played one heck of a game. He racked up 30 points, 24 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 assists and 3 steals against the Utah Jazz in 39 minutes. This is something that no other player has done since 1983. Even if you take away the qualifier of steals, only Bob Lanier back in 1963, had a similar stat line to Drummond and he had to play 47 minutes to get it. Talk about a revenge game!
Skurt! Pull the breaks. How do we know that Drummond was pissed off with his non-selection and turned it into a huge game? Twitter of course. Andre fired a tweet out before the Utah game, admitting his displeasure for not being recognized. He even threatened to start doing backflips.
Catch you Monday.