The starters for the 2021 NBA All-Star game were announced, and Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard Damian Lillard was not among them. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, a tie occurred between Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Lillard, with fan votes giving Doncic the edge in the tiebreaker. Joining Doncic are Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 19, 2021
Lillard, who is having a career year, is not likely to take the snub well. He is currently averaging 29.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. Rip City can likely expect Lillard to drop 40 plus points on the Washington Wizards in the next Blazers contest.
Lillard will also be participating in the 3-point contest during the All-Star festivities, which are set to take place March 7th.