Simmons can't figure out why he isn't an All-Star

Simmons can't figure out why he isn't an All-Star

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Australian-born Philadelphia 76ers phenom Ben Simmons is having an incredible season, and Labor MP Tim Watts made his "outrage" with Simmons' NBA All-Star Game snub known this week while speaking at parliament.

Simmons is disappointed he did not get a nod despite all of the replacements.

However, there may still be hope for the 21-year-old, with a replacement needed for New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury this week.

"In a record breaking rookie year for the Philadelphia 76ers, Ben is now averaging almost 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists in a game".

Simmons may be vindicated at the end of the year as he still has a chance to be named to an All-NBA team and is the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year.

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He is the fourth injury replacement in the game as Paul George replaced DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic took Kevin Love's spot and Andre Drummond replaced John Wall.

Many NBA players, coaches and executives believe players need to prove themselves beyond one season to warrant All-Star selection.

No rookie since Blake Griffin in 2011 has played in the annual exhibition game.

Melbourne born Simmons registered the third-most fan votes among Eastern Conference guards after a stellar debut season, but that was not enough for coaches and National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver to select him.

National Basketball Association coaches first overlooked Simmons when they went with veteran Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo and the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry.

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