Click here to Skip to main content

Kidd replaces injured Kobe; Lee steps in for Iverson

By Official release
Posted Feb 11 2010 5:48PM

DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2010 -- Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd and New York Knicks forward David Lee have been named by NBA Commissioner David Stern to replace injured West All-Star guard Kobe Bryant (ankle) of the Los Angeles Lakers and East All-Star guard Allen Iverson (personal reasons) of the Philadelphia 76ers, respectively, in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas.

Kidd, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time All-NBA First Team selection, will be making his 10th NBA All-Star Game appearance. Lee, in his fifth NBA season, has recorded 30 double-doubles on the season for the Knicks and will be making his first NBA All-Star appearance.

West All-Star head coach George Karl and East All-Star head coach Stan Van Gundy will determine which players will replace Bryant and Iverson in the starting lineup.

The NBA All-Star Game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages worldwide at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 14.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoMagic Presser
The Orlando Magic talk to the media and introduce Scott Skiles as their new head coach.
photoRoad to the Finals #2: Golden State Warriors -- Historic Start
The Golden State Warriors got off to a historic 21-2 start under rookie Head Coach Steve Kerr, as the Splash Brothers electrified Bay Area fans and lit up All-Star weekend.
photoNBA Playoffs: Biggest Issue
The 'Hack-A-Whoever' was the biggest issue of the 2014-15 postseason.
photoNBA Playoffs: Biggest Shock
Josh and the Houston Rockets were the biggest shock of the 2014-15 postseason thus far.
photoNBA Playoffs: Biggest Disappointment
Rajon Rondo and the Toronto Raptors share in the biggest disappointment of the 2014-15 postseason.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.