First, Thompson rolled his eyes when informed that Charlotte guard Kemba Walker made the All-NBA third team over him.
Thompson added, "I mean, that's cool and all".
Walker finished with four second-team votes and 39 third-team votes for 51 points, while Thompson had three second-team votes and 18 third-team votes for 27 points.
The 22-year-old Australian 76ers star, along with Warriors' sharpshooter Klay Thompson and the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, were the three guards with the highest votes who missed out. Then, Thompson questioned his exclusion, which will cost him an extra $30 million he could have earned as a free agent this summer.
Thompson wrapped up this thoughts on this subject by saying "Do i think there's that many guards better than me in this league, no".
In addition, the player must have won MVP, defensive player of the year, or been named to an All-NBA team in any of the three most recent seasons. He finished the year ranked ninth in the National Basketball Association in points per game, tied for 11th in assists per game, third in free throw percentage, sixth in minutes per game, fourth in free throws made and sixth in three-pointers made. It's an all-time team [the current Warriors squad], but whatever. That's the reason why we're still playing.
Lillard, a second-team selection, can get more than $190 million over four years with a new contract in Portland.
Klay Thompson found out he hadn't been selected to an All-NBA team while he was being interviewed by reporters Thursday, and the shock on the face of the Golden State Warriors' normally unflappable swingman told the story.
"I can't control it", Thompson said of the connection between All-NBA selection and contracts.
James missed out on the National Basketball Association playoffs this year for the first time since 2005 after a disappointing, injury-hit first season with the Lakers.
"I ain't going to say that", Green said.
Victor of last season's NBA MVP Award, Harden once again led the league in scoring, piling up 36.1 points per game to go along with 7.5 assists per game while leading the Houston Rockets to a 53-29 record.