Brandon Ingram Opens Up About Coaches’ Decision Not To Vote Him Into the All-Star Game
The dust has settled on the All-Star reserve selections, leaving fans and players alike discussing some notable omissions. Among those sharing their surprise is New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram.
Ingram is one-time All-Star back in 2019-20 NBA season. Currently averaging 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists on 49.1% shooting from the field and playing a key role in positioning the Pelicans in the playoff picture, he continues to prove that he is of All-Star caliber.
Recently learning that head coaches select the All-Star reserves, Ingram saw no choice but to share his sentiment. He chuckled at the irony that despite being strategized against as if he’s already an All-Star, these same coaches wouldn’t vote for him.
“That’s crazy because the coverages from the coaches, they all send double teams at me. Yet, they don’t vote me for All-Star (laughs). But my inspiration comes from me playing not up to my standards. When I don’t play up to my standard, that’s motivation to keep me going. At certain points, it hits where everything is clicking. For me, it’s usually right around this time at All-Star [break] where I have a couple of games under my belt to develop a rhythm.”