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Anthony Davis replaces Kobe Bryant on NBA All-Star team

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will join the greatest players in the country after being selected to the NBA Western Conference All-Star Team. 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced today that Davis will replace injured All-Star Kobe Bryant in the All-Star Game, taking place in New Orleans on Feb. 16.

Davis is leading the league in blocks at 3.3 per game, while also averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. This season, he is one of only four players averaging at least 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds. The second-year forward is currently on pace to be the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 1999-2000 to average 20/10/3 for an entire season.

Davis is the 10th different player in franchise history (19th selection overall) to make the All-Star Team. Davis was also previously selected to the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, marking the second consecutive year he'll participate in NBA All-Star Weekend after playing in the 2013 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge in Houston.

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