After fan voting determines the starters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars, the 30 head coaches vote for the remaining team members in their respective conferences, selecting seven players -- two guards, two forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. If any of the All-Stars are unable to participate in the midseason classic for any reason, NBA Commissioner will select a replacement. Below is a list of replacements since 1990.

Year Player Reason Replacement
2011 Yao Ming
Ankle surgery Kevin Love
2010 Allen Iverson
Kobe Bryant
Chris Paul
Brandon Roy
Personal reasons
David Lee
Jason Kidd
Chauncey Billups
Chris Kaman
2009 Chris Bosh
Jameer Nelson
Knee sprain
Shoulder separation
Mo Williams
Ray Allen
2008Kevin Garnett
Caron Butler
Abdominal muscle sprain
Left hip flexor strain
Rasheed Wallace
Ray Allen
2007Jason KiddSore backJoe Johnson
2007Steve Nash
Allen Iverson
Sore shoulder
Ankle sprain
Ray Allen
Mehmet Okur
2007Yao Ming*
Carlos Boozer
Right knee fracture
Left fibular fracture
Carmelo Anthony
Josh Howard
2006Jermaine O'Neal*Torn groin muscleGilbert Arenas
2003Chris WebberLeft ankle sprainPeja Stojakovic
2002Shaquille O’Neal*Arthritis, right big toeElton Brand
2002Vince Carter*Aggravated left quadriceps tendonBaron Davis
2002Karl MalonePersonal reasonsNot replaced on roster
2001Grant Hill*Foot injuryLatrell Sprewell
2001Alonzo Mourning*Kidney illnessDikembe Mutombo
2001Theo RatliffStress fracture, right wristAntonio Davis
2001Shaquille O’Neal*Strained arch, right footVlade Divac
1997Alonzo MourningInjury week before gameJoe Dumars
1997Patrick Ewing*Inactive since Jan. 23Chris Webber
1997Charles Barkley*Injury suffered mid-JanuaryDetlef Schrempf
1997Shaquille O’NealInjury week before gameKevin Garnett
1997Clyde DrexlerInjury week before gameChris Gatling
1995Cedric CeballosInjury week before gameDikembe Mutombo
1994Alonzo MourningInjury suffered late-DecemberHorace Grant
1994Charles Barkley*Inactive since Jan. 9Gary Payton
1993Chris MullinInactive since mid-JanuarySelected as a reserve by the coaches despite being injured already, so the coaches selected 8 reserves instead of the usual 7
1993Mitch RichmondInjury week before gameTerry Porter
1992Larry Bird*Inactive since Dec. 30Michael Adams
1992Dominique WilkinsSuffered season ending injury on Jan. 28Kevin Willis
1992Magic Johnson*Retired Nov. 7, two days after All-Star ballot was releasedStarted and played in game; Tim Hardaway was named to team on Jan. 23 when the West starters were announced
1991Larry Bird*Inactive about a month prior to gameHersey Hawkins
1991Isiah Thomas*Injured prior to announcement of reservesEight players named as reserves
1990Karl MaloneInjury week before gameRolando Blackman

* denotes player was selected as a starter