Was Brandon Jennings snubbed?
With the unveiling of the NBA All-Star reserves came disappointment among Bucks fans. Once again, Milwaukee will not be represented in the All-Star Game. Brandon Jennings has put together a solid first half, certainly worthy of all-star consideration. So was he snubbed?
The problem for Jennings is that the Eastern Conference is crowded with quality point guards. The consensus was that it would come down to Jennings, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday or some combination of two of them. In this case it was Irving and Holiday. Irving's play was outstanding in the first half and magnified by the fact that he's on such a bad team. Holiday's numbers are comparable to Jennings's but it's hard to overlook Holiday's nine assists per game average. The hope was that the league coaches would reward Jennings for being on a team with a winning record. Obviously, that was not the case.
Disappointing? Yes. Snubbed? Well, this administration does not condone snubbing and the reality is Irving and Holiday have better numbers. The All-Star game should be about rewarding individual play and that's exactly what happened. Now the question is will this have the same negative effect on Jennings that it had last year when he did not make the All-Star roster.