Anthony Davis selected to replace injured Kobe Bryant in 2014 NBA All-Star Game

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Published: February 7, 2014
Anthony Davis

After originally missing the cut, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been added to the Western Conference all-star team, replacing injured Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. The 20 year old Davis has averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, & just 1.8 turnovers per game this season – unprecedented numbers for anyone, not just for a 20 year old – and becomes one of only eight NBA players to be named as an all-star before turning 21. It is worth noting that per Howard Beck of the New York Times, Anthony Davis originally received more votes from NBA coaches than any other player who did not make the all-star team (in other words, he was next in line). It should not be seen as a coincidence that this announcement was made just hours before the Pelicans tip off at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

Many thanks to new NBA commissioner Adam Silver for doing the right thing, and many congratulations to Anthony Davis on his first (of many) all-star selection!

5 comments
jsl05
jsl05

I thought remember reading on Hornets247 last year that there would be a writers vs. readers game during All-Star weekend.  Is that happening or did I just think that?

mojart
mojart

New arena name....davis is an all star...team is winning....confidence is building...team chemistry is growing...new commercial for AD....nationally televised game and I hope many more to follow....pierre jackson is lighting up the D-league....future is really bright in NOLA

SamuelWhoDatWilcher
SamuelWhoDatWilcher

So happy for out rising star.  Lets get a win tonight boys in your new home the Smooothie King Center.  AD's New nickname The Smoothie King Center/Forward.  

Major504
Major504

He made team USA due to an injury and now he is an All-Star. When things are meant to be, it happens. It has been to long since we had an All-Star (well not that long) but the first in a Pelicans uniform. Maybe after the All-Star game we will see a better and more motivated AD (team leader). Congratulation, you derserved it a week ago.