Kobe Bryant was against playing in the All-Star Game because he felt he didn’t deserve it. Well, he will most likely be injured by the time the game comes around, but what about the aging shooting guard that has dealt with injuries in the East?
When Dwyane Wade has played this season, his play has warranted an All-Star berth, but he has missed 13 games due to his knees, and could miss more between now and the All-Star game on February 16th. So, will Wade play in the game? He is undecided, despite being voted in by the fans, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel:
Dwyane Wade still mulling the All Star Game. Will decide that week.
— Shandel Richardson (@ShandelRich) January 29, 2014
It will be interesting to see if he suits up for the East. If his knees are bad enough for him to miss 13 games before February, then it could be a risk for him to go out there. The fans voted him in, so the NBA could pressure him to play, even if it’s just for a few minutes.