Draymond Green's mother sounds off on son's NBA All-Star starting 'snub'

By Alex Butler

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green leads the NBA in triple-doubles, he did not garner enough votes to start the league's All-Star Game.

Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green, took to Twitter to voice her disappointment.


"Like I said...A POPULARITY CONTEST!," she Thursday.

Babers-Green followed her tweet by saying: "I'm not mad..PPL voted for who they wanted to see...HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY ALL-STAR! He is living his dream, what more can you ask for! EATTT!"

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Shortly after he saw his mom's tweet, Green tweeted: "Alright....Let me go monitor @BabersGreen timeline lol."

Fan voting results were released for the 2016 All-Star game Thursday. The Western Conference starters include: Green's teammate Stephen Curry, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.


"No I'm not disappointed," Green said on a video from Uninterrupted. "I'm not upset. I've never been a guy who expects anything to be given to me or if it doesn't happen disappoints me.

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"At the end of the day I thank the fans for even being near consideration of starting. That's something that I could have never even imagined in my career or coming into this season or any other season. It's just something I thought would never happen to me to even be in that conversation. I thank the fans all around the world."

All-Star reserves will be announced on Jan. 28, and the game will be played on Feb. 14 in Toronto.

NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley was also disappointed in the snub.


Thank you to everyone who voted! Know we will have some more good news next week #DG23 #KT11 #dubnation

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There are three guys who should definitely be starting...Kobe should start because he's Kobe," Barkley said. "But there is only three guys who should be no-brainers. That's Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green."

"Draymond Green should be starting in the All-Star game."

Green has averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 34.5 mintues per game this season for the Warriors. He has used those numbers to tally 15 double-doubles and 8 triple-doubles.


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