You can listen to the audio below where Van Gundy had his say during the telecast of the Thunder-Nets game on ESPN:
How Kyle Lowry got left off that All-Star team is beyond reason. I think he’s one of the most valuable players in the Eastern Conference right now.
When quizzed by Mike Breen about who Lowry should have been voted over, Van Gundy did not mince his words:
I would say anybody with a losing record. I know it was a fan vote, but you have to put him in over Kyrie Irving and Joe Johnson…and DeMar DeRozan.
It’s not a knock on any of these guys. I do look at what Kyle Lowry’s been doing, and he’s just playing great basketball.
You can’t trust the fans or the coaches right now. The fans, to me, should have their license revoked because it’s important to the players and to give it over to the fans who are just voting who they like makes no sense to me. And the coaches sometimes don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it, because they always have the next game. So I have no idea who should vote for it.
And I would’ve taken Lowry over John Wall too because he’s playing for a winning team.
You can watch it on YouTube as well.