Is Bradley Beal among 10 biggest snubs all-time?

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The All-Stars for the NBA’s 2020 game in Chicago have been finalized, with several deserving players garnering non-starter roles and alternate bids to bolster their respective career résumés. 

But there’s always someone left out at the NBA’s midway point, and this year was no different. Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is garnering the most attention among players who won’t be making the trip.

A look at the worst All-Star snubs of all-time:

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz (2016-17 and 2018-19). The two-time defensive player of the year award winner was snubbed in back-to-back seasons, and last February the center emotionally broke down in an interview addressing the matter. “My mom called me crying,” he told reporters. “It was a tough night.” In 2016-17, he was key to the Jazz’s resurgence and averaged 14 points, 12.8 rebounds and a league-leading 2.6 blocks. In 2018-19, he averaged 15.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and shot 70% from the floor. 

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert dunks against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter at Capital One Arena.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (2016-17). Even though he’s been an All-Star the past two seasons, his best statistical year came in his sophomore campaign when he averaged 25.1 points and 12.3 rebounds. He played in the Rising Stars game that year instead, and he had 24 points and 11 rebounds on 11-for-14 shooting. 

Mike Conley Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (2016-17). For a player who in 2016 snagged one of the most lucrative contracts in league history at the time (five years, $153 million), Conley has never been an All-Star. He certainly should’ve been the season after his payday when he averaged 20.5 points and 6.3 assists for another playoff Memphis squad. 



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