Anthony Davis to replace Kobe in NBA All-Star game
Steve Geller Reporting
With NBA All-Star game festivities set to tip-off in less than a week, New Orleanians got some great news today that will pique their interest even more in the game that will be played on the 16th. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named by Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Lakers megastar Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference’s roster.
Many felt Davis deserved to make the cut when the initial rosters were first announced, and now the 20-year-old is heading to his first All-Star game in just his second season in the league.
“The Brow” is leading the NBA in blocks with 3.3 per game, while also averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. He is one of only four players averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the NBA this year. In fact, AD is on pace to be the first player since Shaquille O’Neal in 1999-2000 to average 20/10/3 for an entire season.
Davis will also play in the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2nd straight year. Rookie and second year players compete against each other in that contest on Friday February 14th.