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The NBA All-Star Game reserves were announced on Thursday and the results were not kind to Rudy Gobert.
The Jazz center, who is averaging 15.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game, was not selected by the league's head coaches.
On Friday, he spoke to reporters but had to end his session early because he got quite emotional.
Rudy grew increasingly emotional speaking with the media about his All-Star snub. Said his mom called him crying. Said he wrote and deleted several messages on social media. Finally, he grew too emotional to speak, and walked off, wiping away tears. pic.twitter.com/UkFX2nUrt8— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 1, 2019
I, too, would cry if I lost out on $1 million https://t.co/HdWrJLNDdQ— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 1, 2019
Draymond Green, who is not an All-Star for the first time since 2015, and Andre Iguodala got wind of Gobert's tears and elected to share their thoughts on Twitter:
I guess I should cry too... no Charlotte? 😢😢😢— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
He gone cry in the car?— andre (@andre) February 1, 2019
On Thursday night, Utah head coach Quin Snyder went to bat for his big man.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder tells ESPN that Rudy Gobert’s snub shows that the All-Star selection process is flawed. pic.twitter.com/IOg3Md6XEV— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2019
Get out a pen right now and mark Feb. 12 on your calendar because that's when the Warriors next play the Jazz.
Expect some terse words to be exchanged.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller