Jackson Stunned Curry Not Named All-Star
The Western Conference coaches responsible for selecting the seven reserves chose three guards: Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Houston’s James Harden.
Instead of (Stephen) Curry, most of the votes for the last spot went to a fourth big man, drawing the ire of Warriors coach Mark Jackson and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley.
Jackson called the snub “a travesty” while on a local radio show. Barkley said he was about ready to explode.
For the coaches to not vote Steph Curry on, to me, is ridiculous,” Jackson said. “The guy stands for everything you want your player to stand for. And he’s had an incredible first half of the season. Only (two other) guys are averaging the numbers he is averaging — LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.”