LA Clippers' Chris Paul has not been picked for the NBA All-Star Game even though he's having a fantastic season, with LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant getting in despite having a fractured knee injury.
He may be the most generous man playing basketball right now but he's also got his haters, with Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins labelling the Clipper a 'cheater.'
Cousins has said, "It’s just, some players I don’t respect,” Cousins said. “Just their playing style of basketball. I don’t respect it. I feel like it’s basically cheating and I don’t respect a cheater. If that’s your tactic to winning, I don’t respect you.”
Whatever you want to call Paul, the fact that he's missing out on the All-Star Game is a indictment of the voting system for the showpiece event, which is mainly done by fans.
The six time All-Star has a slight chance of playing in the game, but he can only make it now if the coaches pick him as a reserve and if he recovers from injury.
"Any time you have that opportunity, I'm not going to pass it up," Paul said.