Feb 1, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) brings the ball up the court during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
With Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant unable to participate in the 2014 NBA All-Star game, head coach Scott Brooks will need to name a replacement.
Kobe’s actual All-Star game replacement, Anthony Davis of the host New Orleans Pelicans, will come off the bench.
Fans vote the All-Star game starters however when a player is forced to miss the game to injury, the head coach will decide who takes over his starting spot. If a player is to miss the game entirely, his replacement will be selected by the NBA Commissioner.
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