76ers president Daryl Morey blames ‘shameless Boston media’ for Joel Embiid’s All-Star snub

Joel Embiid wasn’t named an All-Star starter on Thursday evening, and Daryl Morey is aware of precisely who guilty.

The Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations went off on the “shameless Boston media” in a radio look on Friday morning.

“Utterly hosed as soon as once more,” Morey mentioned on 97.5 The Fanatic. “This time, to your level, the perpetrators of the crime have been the shameless media, who most of them have recused themselves as a result of they do not need the vote on one thing that have an effect on gamers paychecks.

“However the shameless Boston media is approach over-represented. They have not recused themselves, they usually shoved Joel low sufficient in order that he isn’t an All-Star starter. It is loopy.”

The NBA released starters for this year’s All-Star Game in Salt Lake City on Thursday evening. Fan voting accounted for 50% of the ultimate vote, whereas media votes and participant votes accounted for the opposite 50%.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the Japanese Convention captain after receiving greater than 6.7 million fan votes and 220 participant votes, narrowly edging out Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. Jayson Tatum, Kyrie Irving and Donovan Mitchell then rounded out the East starters.

LeBron James was named the Western Conference captain, marking a record-tying nineteenth look within the recreation for the Los Angeles Lakers star.

Embiid, who had been named a starter for 5 straight All-Star groups, didn’t make the reduce. He participant and media voting, and fourth within the fan voting.

It’s not like Embiid isn’t having an MVP-caliber season. The 28-year-old is averaging a league-best 33.4 factors per recreation together with 9.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the 76ers. Philadelphia has misplaced simply as soon as in January, too, and sits simply 2.5 video games again of the Celtics within the Japanese Convention standings.

Now, it’s arduous to again up Morey’s declare that it was the “shameless Boston media” who saved Embiid out of the beginning lineup. If that’s the case, one would suppose that Celtics guard Jaylen Brown would have overwhelmed out both Mitchell or Irving for a beginning spot, too. Brown as an alternative completed in third among the many East guards.

Whereas it’s unclear how Embiid feels about his “snub,” Morey is furious. Their subsequent matchup in Boston on Feb. 8 is certain to be entertaining.

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid narrowly missed being named an All-Star Sport starter, ending a 5 yr streak within the Japanese Convention. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Photographs)

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