Deron Williams: "We hurt for Brook"

USA TODAY Sports

In comments at Friday shootaround, Brook Lopez admitted he disappointment and both P. J. Carlesimo and Deron Williams expressed disbelief that he didn't make the All-Star team reserves, which were announced Thursday night.

“I was a little disappointed there was no one from our team at all. It's tough for me to envision,” Lopez said,

Carlesimo was sarcastic, Williams stoical.

The coaches, who pick the reserves, "must just feel that our chemistry is unbelievable bc we're winning these games w/ limited talent," said Carlesimo, who though the team should have had multiple all-stars.

"I just thought he should've made it. ... We hurt for him," said D-Will.

They are not alone. At least among Eastern Conference players, Lopez's snub was viewed as the most egregious.

Wrote Bill Simmons, not known as a Nets homer...

Maybe it wasn't a travesty along the lines of Art Carney winning the 1974 Best Actor Oscar over Pacino in Godfather II and Nicholson in Chinatown, but Chris Bosh making the All-Star team over Brook Lopez was pretty reprehensible. The Nets are 24-11 when Lopez plays. He's their go-to guy down the stretch. He gets routinely double-teamed. He's turned himself into this generation's Rik Smits. Meanwhile, Chris Bosh made the New Year's resolution, "I'm gonna stop rebounding in 2013 and see what happens." Ridiculous.

Based on Twitter feeds of Zach Schonbrun, Tim Bontemps and Rod Boone.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker