Seems like deja vu, really. After being snubbed last year amidst his unquestioned career-best season, Andrew Bogut has again been left out in the cold by coaches selecting the All-Star reserves. Sure it’s been an up-and-down season for the big Aussie thus far, but as the league-leader in blocks and a top-5 rebounder, many (including me) thought he had done enough to warrant his first trip to the All-Star game.
But I’m glad to hear the big man isn’t taking the news to heart. “It’s just the way it is. We’ve got to play really well as a team to have an All-Star. And it’s magnified playing in a small market” Bogut said.
I think he summed it up perfectly there. The Bucks sub-par record combined with the fact they’re one of the NBA’s least sexiest teams, meant it was always going to be an uphill battle for the Bogey Man to impress selectors.
Read plenty more quotes from Bogut and opposition coaches on his snub in this article from NineMSN.
Here’s hoping the big man can use this as fuel to fire up the Bucks second half of the season.