David Lee to take AI’s spot in ASG; Kidd to take Kobe’s
Word’s come down that David Lee will replace Allen Iverson, who has missed the five straight games while tending to his ill daughter. Averaging a double-double, David Lee had planned to be in Texas this weekend anyway to attend a friend’s wedding. Now he’ll have what else to do while down in the Lone Star. On the Western front, a banged up Kobe Bryant will be replaced by Jason Kidd. This will be the first All-Star game since 1996-97, their rookie seasons, where neither Bryant nor Iverson will participate in the Sunday night spectacle.