Last night, the NBA announced the starters for the 2014 All-Star Game, and LaMarcus Aldridge wasn’t one of them. After putting up a career-high 44 points and leading his team to a victory the same night as the announcement, the Portland big man had this to day via SB Nation:

“I’ve kind of gotten used to those things happening,” Aldridge told Blazersedge afterwards, when asked about missing out on a starting spot. “Everybody around me was more upset than me. I came in tonight and [Nicolas Batum] was pretty fired up about it. My mom was pretty heated about it. Me, I was like, ‘OK, this is happening again.’”

But he didn’t leave it there.

“I think I definitely should have been a starter,” Aldridge told Blazersedge. “But it’s over with now, basically.”