Damian Lillard was what many called, the biggest snub out of the players that didn’t make the all-star game. Well, now Lillard has been “un-snubbed” if you will. With Blake Griffin’s elbow injury that will force him to miss the NBA All-Star game, the NBA has named Lillard as his replacement.
— NBA.com (@NBAcom) February 8, 2015
When the all-star reserves were first originally announced, Lillard was noticeably upset, as we could tell by the following post he made on Instagram.
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I just want to thank everyone that felt I wasn't good enough. This isn't unfamiliar territory for me. It actually is what my life has been inspired by. I'd be lying if if I said I wasn't disappointed or that I don't feel disrespected, but it's not too much to handle. Not the first or last guy to be snubbed, but "you should have been there" is not good enough for me. But anyway, the reason I'm in these shoes is because I've always used the hand I was dealt to my advantage. A wise man once told me "it ain't always gone be peaches and cream, but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not…one way or another." #ImThankful #Real #NonAllStar #RipCity #YellowTape
Lillard is averaging 21.6 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.6 rebounds this season in 51 games.
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