Barkley doesn’t think Whiteside should be an all-star and here was his reasoning via the Sun-Sentinel.
“The key to their season is Hassan Whiteside. He can either make them a really good team or make them mediocre. . . . Dwyane is slowing down. Bosh is going to do alright. . . . This kid here has so much potential, but he’s so inconsistent. . . . He’s not even close to an All-Star.”
Whiteside replied with IG above.
If there was a traditional center position at All-Star then I could see Whiteside getting in, but with it just being front court positions, he might be left out.