After being announced as the Western Conference Player of the Week Monday, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was officially named a 2021 NBA All-Star.
The NBA released the voting results for the West and East All-Star reserves Tuesday afternoon, but the results were first reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania.
West All-Star Reserves: Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Paul George, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis
East All-Star Reserves: James Harden, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Ben Simmons, Nikola Vucevic
Last week, the All-Star starters were announced with Lakers’ LeBron James and Nets’ Kevin Durant chosen as team captains for the 70thAll-Star game.
It was then that all of Rip City found out that Lilard had been snubbed as a starter.
West All-Star Starters: LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic.
East All-Star Starters: Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid.
Just like last year, Lillard trailed Doncic in the fan vote ranking No. 3 overall.
He did rank second in the player ranking and media voting though. Yet, since the two players were tied, the fan vote was the tiebreaker.
"I still think Damian Lillard should be a starter," Shaquille O'Neal said after the votes were released last week.
This is Lillard's sixth All-Star nod.
Heading into the second to last week of the First Half of the Season, the Blazers superstar totaled 18, 30-point games this season, which is among the most in the NBA.
He has been putting up MVP-type numbers.
In 29 games played, Lillard is averaging 29.8 points, 7.9 assists, and 4.3 rebounds.