Well, All-Star weekend has begun in New Orleans, and while most Suns fans will be most upset about Goran Dragic not being chosen to play in the All-Star game on Sunday they can find comfort in knowing they aren’t alone. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t even earn an All-Star nod in a year where he’s averaging a career-high in points (22.5), rebounds (11.7), assists (2.9), and steals (1.6) per game and tying a career-high with 1.2 blocks per game. There are two things hindering Cousins from being an All-Star: the market for his team – in a year where DeMar DeRozan is an All-Star that’s a difficult arguement to make without the second thing – and the success of his team – with DeRozan in mind, the Raptors are a full 12 games closer to the number one seed in the East than the Kings are in the West. The Suns market certainly isn’t that of the Clippers or Heat, but their surprising success and Dragic’s impressive 20.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.4 steals per game should have been enough to earn him a spot in the All-Star game. Now the Kings are an absolute mess, as are the Pelicans, home of the curious replacement for the injured Kobe Bryant on this year’s West All-Star team. “Curious” because while Davis boasts a higher shooting percentage, free-throw percentage, and twice as many blocks per game than Cousins and the two are tied with 1.6 steals per contest, Cousins outscores, rebounds, and assists Davis on a nightly basis.
So, if you’re a Suns fan go find a Kings fan and have a drink and watch this weekend’s festivities together, you’ve both been injusticed. Don’t hang your heads for too long though, Steph Curry didn’t make it to the All-Star game by pouting.