After 14 years in the NBA, Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. finally earned his first All-Star nod this season.
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker was originally supposed to partake in Sunday’s game, but was ultimately ruled out due to a left knee sprain.
That freed up a slot for Conley.
Most were extremely happy that the longtime veteran would finally gain a bit of recognition for his efforts, but one person was pretty salty about the whole thing: San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan.
DeRozan tweeted, "Gets to a point where you just gotta laugh at the bulls--t!!"
Why was DeRozan so ticked off? Well, because he is objectively more deserving. Numbers don’t lie.
Conley is currently averaging 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists per outing on 58.8 percent true shooting. DeRozan, meanwhile, is averaging 20 points, 4.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists on 59.4 percent true shooting.
Sure, DeRozan got totally fooled by Stephen Curry on one particularly memorable sequence earlier this season, but that’s not something that should be held against him.
Obviously, Utah is having a tremendous season and is at the top of the West, but San Antonio has quietly put together a really strong campaign as well.
The Spurs are currently seventh in the stacked West and have zero All-Stars to show for it.
Conley is the Jazz’s third All-Star in this game.
DeRozan is no stranger to giving his honest opinion on things. His response to the Kawhi Leonard trade that forced him out of Toronto is evidence of that. But in this particular case, the anger is totally justified.