Domantas Sabonis keeps making All-Star snub seem like a joke

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The Western Conference is packed with big names and star power. Between all the established stars, like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant, and young risers, like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Anthony Edwards, we all knew it would be tough for two Kings to make the All-Star game.

Especially the guard spots were hard to come by, but Domantas Sabonis had been one of the most dominant big men all season long. As he was leading the league in rebounds, got a double-double almost every night, and orchestrated the offense on a playoff team, most fans were sure to see him play in Indiana. 

When neither King made it, the outrage was great. Fox and Sabonis weren’t as bothered, and especially the Kings’ big man simply kept playing. This Kings’ season has been defined by inconsistencies But Sabonis has been steady as a rock. 

Sabonis ties huge NBA record

Just last night in Orlando, Sabonis put up 21 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 steal. That marked his 66th total double-double this season and 53rd consecutive one. Not only does this prove that Sabonis has been incredibly consistent all season long but it also tied the longest streak of consecutive double-doubles since the merger in 1976-77. 

Kevin Love first set the record in the 2010-11 season, and no one has come close to breaking it in ten years. Sabonis will have a chance to set a new record on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers, who will most probably still be without Joel Embiid. 

Even if he does not manage to get his 54th consecutive double-double, Sabonis can still bookmark this season as an individual success. He has put up stat lines we haven’t seen since Wilt Chamberlain, put his name into the Kings’ record books, and totaled more triple-doubles than the reigning Finals MVP Nikola Jokic. 

All the bigs who made the All-Star game this season are talented players, but Sabonis just keeps proving that he should be mentioned with the best centers in the game right now. With every double-double, his omission seems more like an error of judgment by the voters. 

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