Damian Lillard selected to NBA Western Conference All-Star Team

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) dunks over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After two years of snubs, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard has been selected to the NBA Western Conference All-Star Team.

Lillard, who was named the Rookie of the Year for the 2012-2013 season, was selected for the All-Star team twice before; in the 2013-2014 season and 2014-2015 season.

This season, he's averaging 25.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

It hasn't been a secret that Dame has been upset after being passed over for the All-Star team for two seasons.

"I've gotten frustrated just for the fact that it feels like I always got to be the fall guy and every other guy has been deserving," Lillard told ESPN. "In the past, the thing has been, 'All right, my team has been 10 games under .500 or not in the playoffs,' but every year we've found a way to be in the postseason, and this year I think we're in much better position than we have been in the past two seasons that I didn't make it. I think I've gotten over the emotional part of it the last few times that I didn't make it. Now I'm kind of like expecting it to go that way, but I feel like I should be there."

The starters of the Western Conference All-Star team are DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and James Harden. The reserves are Lillard, former teammate LaMarcus Aldridge, Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Russell Westbrook.


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