Statistically, few players deserve to make the 2014 NBA All-Star team more than Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.
Unfortunately, statistics aren’t the only attribute assistant coaches look at when picking players and the Kings poor record likely cost Cousins a spot on the Western Conference’s All-Star team as he was not selected on Thursday evening when the league announced the rosters.
Cousins, who is averaging 22.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game becomes one of the biggest statistical snubs in NBA history.
It’s still possible however that Big Cuz does find a way to make the game in New Orleans as undoubtedly there will be players who will be unable to play due to injury. That player(s) will be selected by Commissioner Adam Silver.
Cousins joins Ben McLemore as a ‘snub’ for All-Star Weekend as the Kings rookie was passed over on Wednesday for the Rising Stars Challenge. He too has an opportunity to make the strip still however if he is added as a Wild Card selection.
As of right now though, there will be no Cousins nor any McLemore during All-Star Weekend.