Chris 'cheater' Paul not picked for NBA All-Star Game

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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. 

The Clippers point guard is the NBA's best creator with 11.2 assists per game record currently in the league, although he is out with a right shoulder injury at the moment. 

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.

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