NBA: Shocking hits and biggest misses on the 2020 All-Star team

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Zach LaVine – All-Star snub

The Bulls could’ve (and should’ve) had a representative of their own as the All-Star Game comes to town. But alas, the cards did not fall in their favor. Zach LaVine has always been at the cusp of All-Star level talent ever since he was traded to the Bulls, but this year he’s elevated and has proven he’s a legitimate adversary to opposing shooting guards.

LaVine has averaged 25 points, five rebounds and four assists so far this season – relative stats to Donovan Mitchell. Yet, he was snubbed in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are also five games out of the playoffs with a well-rounded team capped off by franchise cornerstone LaVine.

LaVine is one of the most athletic players in his age range at just 24 years old. He’ll be around for a while and he’s only going to get better as he grows as a player. We’ll see if next year he’ll get what’s rightfully deserved or if he’ll suffer the same fate yet again.

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The NBA All-Star game is both loved and hated by all basketball fans. It’s supposed to be a culminating midseason showcase of the year’s best and most talented players. While that’s always the goal, it usually never gets achieved and this year is one of the most prevalent examples with the amount of controversy circling who’s participating and who’s left out.

Sympathizers of snubs can only hope next season is different and that their favorite players finally get the recognition they deserve. At the end of the day, it’s ultimately up to the NBA to do better to prevent further injustice from occurring.