Kobe to sit out All-Star game, Kidd to replace him?

While the fans WILL miss him, the rest is the best thing for his body. After all, he deserves it!

SLAMOnline: 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.

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  • yash

    Kidd really? why not just put Kwame in the All Star Game

  • NBAmazingKB24

    All star w/o KB24
    yeah… whatever… bring who ever you guys want
    dosent really matter who replaces him
    if its not kobe then seriously whatever not interested

  • Justin M.

    Kobe should of started taking time off after the 1st ankle injury, I hope he’s healthy enough to be effective on the court after the break

  • lakeshow00

    NOOOOOOOOOOO the game will be lousy with so many starters out. I can already see it – lebron james mvp. O well its better to have kobe healthy. And kidd really, man i suddenly dont care about all star weekend anymore..

  • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

    I’m not even going to watch All Star Friday/Sunday. I will only be checking out the Dunk Contest.

    • Green Flannel

      i second that motion.

  • Luke makes me Puke

    Kidd? Surely they can find someone more deserving than KIDD!

  • Luke makes me Puke

    Last night Joel and Stu were speculating that Boozer would be named to replace Kobe – and yes I know Boozer does not play the same position than Kobe.

  • TheLakerGenera11

    Hey guys I know were fans of
    basketball and I doubt anyone is with me on this but to show the bb world, ESPN, TnT a lesson I say we just TvO or DvR the game and watch or do something else then when they run the nielson ratings they will say this is the lowest watched all star game in leauge history…is it bc KOBE wasn’t in it??? You damn right it was Lakernation I know I’m asking for a lot but if we take care of our own not watch the game the NBA will recognize that Kobe still is and will forever be the man. They need to stop doggin our boy. All espn does all damn day is talk about look how lebron is the greatest look how lebron shares don’t get me wrong lebron is a F’n beast but I can’t stand how they make him out to be a flawless indivdual and Kobe is nothing a has been pass the torch it was fun “sure you scored 81 pnts but how many assist?” what the {bleep} kinda statement is that the nerve of these jackasses…I gaurentee if a number of homes don’t watch, ESPN, l a times, turner sports someone will run a story…who’s with me!!!

    …I figure well it was worth a shot…I know we all love the lakers…I just get a little carried away.

    • daboss1848

      if ur not a nielsen household, ur not part of the rating system

  • drive-for-16th

    Gayest all star game of all time , i already see lebrik getting mvp. Too bad for the 100000 fans who come to watch this game. I will not watch this game

  • Kobe “Kaos” Jordan

    Coincidentally, MJ also sat out of the All Star Game when it took place in Dallas, TX in 1986: http://www.nba.com/allstar2010/video/

    I think I speak for all Laker fans when I say that, I’d rather see Kobe raise the Larry O’Brian trophy and get #5 than see him play in a meaningless game which nobody takes serious – at least not for the first half of the game.

  • LAKESHOW1

    wow, what a whack all-star game

  • http://57.amklac a Million Misses!

    the old mamba knows he can`t compete with the young, hungry, LEBRONZE…MVP? go lakers….

    • 242LakerFan

      Boy, am I slow! I just figured out what your screen name means. You’ve predicted how many comments you’re going to make in a row before one of them comes close to the realm of logic and reality!
      Well, good start. You’re well on your way, young lady.

      • Green Flannel

        ……………..ha!

      • Ronin99

        Thank you…whoever that is should change their name to “A Million Miles from Reality”….right on!

  • 09champs!

    ok , like most of you, im just planning on watching the slam dunk contest and see cannon raise that trophy.

    does anybody know if this kobe´s selection to his 11 or 12 (idk which one is it) all star game still counts?

  • 242LakerFan

    Who cares? It’s all over after ShanWOW! takes the Slam Dunk title on Saturday night. Sunday is Valentine’s Day anyway. I’ll be taking my lady out for a nice meal and…some other stuff.
    A Kobe-less ASG!? Whutevah!

  • socal.s

    He is taking the precaution to make sure he can participate next thursday when we play the sukdiks……

  • http://57.amklac a Million Misses!

    242 cakefan,million misses is what all you ballwashers never mention…most missed shots in laker history?I think we know who owns that RECORD…..

    • Green Flannel

      thats because he has the balls to do stuff you wouldn’t even dare to do in front of your own mother. he does it every other night in front of millions never afraid to fail. and he is not perfect so you either shut the fuck up or get into the NBA and make me shut the fuck up. god damn grow some balls and logic, then come back with a common sense rebuttal.

    • THE WARLOCK

      A Million Misses refers to the number of times the dude behind the comment, failed to get some-whether it be in his dreams or day dreaming about it… Misses… Get it?
      … RolLiNg oN tHe fLoOr LaUghInG mY fReAkIn @sS oFf aT tHiS cLOwN!

  • LkrsFanToNgtive

    Ive seen kobe do it all its no biggy good luck Allstars

  • PauLAsol

    with so many stars out i dont think cuban can make this bigger than the super bowl as he claimed to do lol

    • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

      what? kobe is out? there goes your all star mark cuban. you had a good run but kobe is out and there goes %50 of your sales.
      dont worry mark, it is big, pretty big, just not as big as you said without kobe there

  • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

    woooo, tehre is an all star for dick sucking david stern the fastest and so far lebron holds the world records for #1, #2, & #3….and #4, #5 and #6. wow, lebron is good at something

    • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

      while hes at it, david stern is screaming out “MVP MVP MVP!”

      • B Holland

        Dude you have problems. Talking to yourself? I guess you do lots of things by yourself.

  • drive-for-16th

    this game is gonna be a fuking joke. West will lose too. you got KIDD,BILLUPS,KAMAN ON THE TEAM FUKIN TEAM, WAT A JOKE.

  • drive-for-16th

    and wats the deal with everyone saying lebrons the mvp cause kobs team won without him and that kobe dont deserve mvp cause they dont need him all the time. that pissed me off, like wat the fuk do they want, wat we lost those games then they be like the team cant win without kobe and shit like that im getting tired of everyone talking like that about kobe.

    • LBJMVP

      Get used to it. Kobe has won his last MVP. Don’t worry at least he will have another ring after this year for number 5.

  • drive-for-16th
    • TheLakerGenera11

      I’ve said this once I’ll say it again LeBron James is an amazing athlete and as he gets older he’s learning how to play the game of basketball he’s shot is better his ball handling is better this guy really has no ceiling BUT i hate how evry1 is jocking this guy hailing him to be the greatest and evry1 else should quit. Ppl 4get about other gr8t plyrs in the A it’s Blatant how much ESPN is sucking this guy off…neway point plain you take KEVIN DURANT off of the thunder and that team is nothing the numbers OKC is putting up and how they might get their 1st playoff birth is amazing…MELO is another MvP canadate but he got injured…Kobe will 4ever be damned in the media so F them LWO 4 life we bleed purple and gold we got bigger things on our agenda.

  • http://57.amklac a Million Misses!

    will there ever be a bigger GUNNER in laker history?jerry west is laughing his ass off at that joke………..go lakers

  • http://57.amklac a Million Misses!

    the lakers are fun to watch when you know who isn`t demanding 30 +shots a game.pau knows how to run the triangle.

  • Josh in D 310

    Kobe not playing in the All star game is like trying to eat a Bacon cheese burger but without the freakin Bacon, the cheese or the freakin Pattie!!

  • Josh in D 310

    Oh yeah I forgot 2 mention…
    FuCK LEBitCH JAmEs!

  • Rollin

    Who cares if Le-ballhog gets MVP as long as he doesn’t get a ring!