The final rosters for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game have been announced and the top 12 players from each conference are now set – barring injuries – to participate in the contest.
There weren’t many surprises and an argument could be made for players that were selected based on the historical seasons rather than the present one – like Dirk Nowitzki – but if there is one player that was clearly snubbed it was New Orleans Pelicans’ big man Anthony Davis.
The first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft has evolved rapidly in his first two years in the league, going from a raw player with loads of potential to a legit threat on both ends of the floor capable of averaging a double-double while also being one of the NBA leaders in blocks per game. With Dwight Howard as the only true rim protector in the game, the West could’ve used another big man and there was no better option than Davis.
The second-year player is a defensive spectacle and he’s not too shabby on offense either as he’s capable of putting on a show with his insane athleticism and leaping ability. While it’s clear he is not at the same level with Howard, Kevin Love or Blake Griffin, Davis is quickly becoming one of the best interior players in the NBA and he fully deserved a spot in the All-Star Game.
Despite being snubbed, the future seems bright for Davis and he is a lock to make the All-Star Game sooner rather than later. His time is now and it’s safe to say he was unfairly snubbed from this year’s showdown.