One of many strangest media moments of this NBA season got here when former participant Wally Szczerbiak, now an analyst with the Knicks, went on a rant towards Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton. After the Knicks beat the Pacers, Szczerbiak known as Haliburton a “wannabe, pretend All-Star” in an obvious try to spice up the All-Star candidacy of New York’s Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson.
Haliburton was shocked at Szczerbiak’s passionate criticism, and for his half Szczerbiak has since apologized. Szczerbiak’s rant feels much more weird now after Haliburton was introduced as a first-time NBA All-Star on Thursday night time.
Haliburton was named a reserve within the Jap Convention — and actually, he had an excellent case to begin over Kyrie Irving. The Knicks acquired one All-Star in with Randle making the staff, whereas Brunson was amongst our largest snubs.
After Haliburton made the All-Star staff, he instantly modified his Twitter image to a screenshot of Szczerbiak’s rant:
Good one from Tyrese. He’s saved the receipts and adjusted his image, however didn’t really feel the necessity to say anything about it.
Right here’s Szczerbiak’s rant in full when you haven’t seen it but.
Right here’s our full take a look at the All-Star starters, the All-Star reserves, and the All-Star snubs. The 2023 NBA All-Star Recreation goes down Feb. 19 in Utah.