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After being passed over as an All-Star Game injury replacement for New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons gave his opinion on the snub Friday.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Simmons said the following after Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker was named Porzingis’ replacement: “I don’t really know what an All-Star is anymore. I mean if it was about win-lose, you picked [Miami Heat guard Goran] Dragic obviously, and you pick Kemba, whose team is seven wins under us. It is what it is, but my stats don’t lie.”

In addition to Walker’s selection, Dragic was chosen as an All-Star replacement over Simmons as well when Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love went down with an injury.

The 21-year-old Simmons is enjoying a strong rookie campaign with averages of 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. He is also shooting a sizzling 52.9 percent from the field. Read more at