Paul Millsap got the nod over Joel Embiid to perform in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. This left the city of Philadelphia disappointed.
It also left TNT analyst and former Sixers legend Charles Barkley frustrated on last night's telecast.
"I thought that the NBA should have rewarded Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers," Barkley said last night. "They're the hottest team since the beginning of ."
Barkley, Shaq, and Kenny Smith then got into a valid argument about whether or not sitting so much and getting rest gives Embiid an advantage in the games he actually plays in. Shaq argued that when he came back after rest, he dropped 40 in every game.
In reality, the past week really cost Embiid dearly.
"I'm not going to hate on anybody," Barkley continued. "I just wish the NBA would have rewarded what the 76ers are doing in Philadelphia. Embiid is great for the league. If he can stay healthy, I told you before the season started if Embiid and Ben Simmons can play and stay healthy, they're going to be monsters for the next 10-15 years."
"I love that Joel Embiid," Barkley said later.
"He should have made it," Kenny Smith interjected.
"I was really pulling for Embiid," Barkley continued. "I always root for the Sixers and the Suns. What they're doing in Philadelphia, man, give Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo a lot of credit. But also give a shout out to Sam Hinkie."
Ernie Johnson pointed out the Sixers have won 8 of their last 10.
Shaq still seems unconvinced.
Embiid is instead scheduled to partake in the Rising Stars Challenge for the World team alongside Dario Saric and go up against Jahlil Okafor on the US team.
You can watch the entertaining segments with Barkley and Shaq below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovAnTOatc9Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHJURy_2HRA