Donovan Mitchell to miss All-Star Game due to illness
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Donovan Mitchell announces he is out for tonight’s All-Star game.
“Remorsefully, I will not be able to play in tonight’s All-Star Game due to an upper respiratory illness (non-COVID-related).” – 5:50 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
2021 @MLB Home Run Derby champion Pete Alonso earned a $1 million winner’s prize. Sure a similar prize from some willing sponsor could make the likes of Ja Morant, Anthony Edwards, Donovan Mitchell, Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon and perhaps other stars think about it. – 11:22 PM
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Evan Dammarell: #Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jarrett Allen was unable to pause Pokemon Legends: Arceus so that’s what led to a quick conversation about him being named to the All-Star team. Allen seemed to appreciate the message and went back to playing. -via Twitter / February 17, 2022
Mark Giannotto: Ja Morant says he’s gunning for the All-Star game MVP. Desmond Bane makes it clear “I’m going to save my juice for Saturday” in hopes of winning the 3-point contest. Rising Stars MVP takes a backseat. Bane said he practiced before Hornets game with 3-point racks around the arc. -via Twitter @mgiannotto / February 17, 2022