Westbrook really thought he was the last pick?
After the NBA All-Star teams were officially announced on TNT last night, Russell Westbrook went out and scored 46 points on 19-of-29 shooting, including 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the fourth quarter alone, in OKC's 121-112 win over the Washington Wizards.
The All-Star point guard brings it every night, but last night he might've had a little extra incentive to dominate the opposition.
After the game, Westbrook was asked about being on LeBron's squad for the All-Star Game and he seemed a little offended that he was picked last... until he was informed that the list of names on the roster was in alphabetical order. He then shouted at teammate Carmelo Anthony, "See, I told you, man! Alphabetical order, man! Of course I was first! Of course! What you talking about?"
We can't truly know exactly when Westbrook was selected, because the NBA opted against televising the All-Star Draft, but one could make an educated guess that he was LeBron's first reserve selection after Steph, presumably, selected one of his Warriors' teammates. There's certainly no chance he was the last man standing.
Check out the full NBA All-Star rosters below.
#TeamLeBron: Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook, Kristaps Porzingis, Bradley Beal, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo and John Wall.
#TeamSteph: James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, Damian Lillard, Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Lowry, Al Horford, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.