Thursday night the NBA announced its starters for the 2017 NBA All-Star game and current MVP candidate did not make the list. The voting, which is comprised of three parts (media, players, and fans), saw Westbrook tied with Stephen Curry and James Harden.
The tie breaker was the fan vote and that caused Westbrook not to be named as a starter for the Western Conference.
Friday afternoon Westbrook spoke of the ommission which sent shockwaves through the NBA world.
“It is what it is,” Westbrook said. “That’s the nature of the business, the game. I just play. I don’t play for All-Star bids. I play to win championships and every night I compete at a high level, and it’ll work out.
“I just continue doing what I’m doing and play the game the right way and everything else will work out.”