Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert didn't make the All-Star team this year.
You could make an agreement that he deserved a sport over LaMarcus Aldridge, but it's a close call either way.
Gobert, who's never been an All-Star, certainly thought he deserved a spot. In fact, the Frenchman got so emo about the snub that he teared up when discussing it with reporters.
Rudy grew increasingly emotional speaking with the media about his All-Star snub. Said his mom called him crying. Said he wrote and deleted several messages on social media. Finally, he grew too emotional to speak, and walked off, wiping away tears. pic.twitter.com/UkFX2nUrt8— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 1, 2019
Golden State forward Draymond Green also didn't make the cut this year, ending a three-year run representing the Western Conference.
He was not sympathetic to Gobert's tears.
I guess I should cry too... no Charlotte? 😢😢😢— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
While Green met Gobert's emotions with mockery, Rudy's team had his back.
“Flabbergasted, disappointed, disgusted, I guess would be some adjectives to describe our collective mood,” Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said of the snub. “We’re not very happy with the coaches’ vote. Ownership, [team president] Steve Starks, [head coach] Quin Snyder, myself — there’s no way to put into words our disappointment.”