When the NBA All-Star starters were announced Thursday, many felt they were left out of a joke.
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Thunder star guard Russell Westbrook, who is currently averaging a triple-double, was nowhere to be seen. Westbrook has put up numbers few have seen in NBA history, and he’s helping Oklahoma City to a winning record despite losing most of his supporting cast throughout the years.

Chris Long Game Jersey Westbrook is averaging 30.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.6 rebounds per game. He has recorded a triple-double in four of his last five games, but he isn’t upset over his All-Star snub.

I think I can sing. I should release this album, he said. You know what, I got a deal for everyone: If you guys make me a starter in this year’s All Star Game, I will release my R&B album. And it won’t be an April Fools joke this time.

Cousins pranked the basketball world back in March 2014 when he said he was releasing an R&B album entitled Misunderstood. He had cover art for the album, which was to be released under the name Boogie Smooth and even have appearances from Rick Ross and Chance the Rapper. It turned out to be an early April Fool’s prank.

Maybe a real album will help him make up the 200,000 votes he needs to overtake Pachulia, who is averaging just 5.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Warriors compared to Cousins’ 28.1 points and 10.0 rebounds.

Big Zaza, man 鈥?I gotta work on my game, Cousins said sarcastically. I gotta get better. It’s like that sometimes. He’s a better player than me right now. I gotta accept it 鈥?he’s just giving me something to work towards.