Julius Randle Didn’t Make The Rising Stars Cut, Coach Byron Scott Doesn’t Understand Why
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The biggest issue with people who scream “snub” at every award show and all-star game is they can’t name a selection that should be replaced by the “snub.” Now, i’m not disrespecting the names selected to the US Team for the Rising Stars game, but I am screaming “snub” for Julius Randle. He’s averaging 10.6 points and 9.6 boards a game while only playing 26.7 minutes per game. He also has 15 double doubles – 7 of them were done in less than 30 minutes.
Ironically, Coach Byron Scott, who wanted Randle to win last night’s game with a 3-pointer, had this to say about the Randle snub,
Byron on Julius Randle not making Rising Stars: "He’s almost averaging a double-double, so I don’t know what else it is, that he had to do."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 27, 2016
How about some extra minutes, Coach!
Between Scott’s relationship with Randle, him benching D’Angelo Russell last night for “trying to take over a game,” and saying his Instagram account was hacked and he wasn’t really trying to start a fight with a fan, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear he was somehow behind Kanye’s deleted tweets today too.
Oh well, here’s the Rising Stars’ line ups, which does feature some very talented future stars and a couple of guys who are only there because of the USA vs World concept.
— NBA (@NBA) January 27, 2016