Joel Embiid upgraded to All-Star Game starter, James Harden not selected as a reserve replacement
Joel Embiid has been upgraded to an All-Star Game starter, replacing Kevin Durant, who’s now out West with the Phoenix Suns.
Joel Embiid Now is an All-Star Game Starter
Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards, Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, and Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox have been announced as the three All-Star reserve replacements, meaning the blatant disrespect of James Harden continues. The three new additions will replace Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson, and Stephen Curry.
It’s honestly hilarious at this point that the NBA is just completely ignoring Harden in plain sight. He should’ve been an All-Star reserve from the jump, averaging almost every stat higher than Bucks guard Jrue Holiday. Although it would’ve been tough for Harden to make it as a replacement now, considering Siakam, who is averaging 25 PPG, is replacing a forward, it’s still a joke that the NBA has positions in the All-Star Game.
Joel Embiid is the league leader in points per game and wasn’t an original starter? Make it make sense.
The Sixers are back in action tonight as they take on the New York Knicks at 7:00 EST in their first game after the NBA Trade Deadline.
Harden still has a chance depending on Jaylen Brown’s status.