After being Snubbed, Devin Booker Rightfully Selected as an All-Star Replacement

Devin Booker is having a hell of a season

Booker is on pace to join LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Steph Curry and Oscar Robertson as the only players to ever average 27 points and 6 assists on 50% shooting in a season

These stats weren’t impressive enough for “some” around the NBA, as Booker was originally snubbed from any 2020 All-Star festivities. 

Let’s just say people were not happy about it, including Booker himself, and fellow NBA player Lou Williams.

At the cost of an injured Damian Lillard, who suffered a strained groin in a game on Wednesday, Devin Booker has been selected as his replacement for Saturday’s Three-Point Contest and Sunday’s All-Star Game. 

Booker will join fellow Wildcats Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo to make three Kentucky All-Star selections, more than any other school. 

Back in 2018, Booker won the Three-Point Contest in a record-setting performance that included 28 out of 34 possible points in the final round. Expect Booker to be a heavy favorite amongst the rest of the participants listed below.

  • Davis Bertans, Washington
  • Devonte’ Graham, Charlotte
  • Joe Harris, Brooklyn
  • Buddy Hield, Sacramento
  • Zach LaVine, Chicago
  • Duncan Robinson, Miami
  • Trae Young, Atlanta

With Booker’s progression, including a 71-point game, I fully expect to see Book in several All-Star games to come.

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