Harden replacing Bryant as NBA All-Star Game starter

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

The annual NBA All-Star Game, which pits the league’s star players from the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference’s top athletes, will go down this Sunday. If you’re a Kobe Bryant fan and were looking forward to him taking part in the All-Star Game, however, you might be a little disappointed. Because of the knee injury that hasn’t allowed him to play since December 17, the Los Angeles Lakers guard will be replaced by Houston Rockets guard James Harden as the Western Conference All-Star starter. This will be Harden’s second All-Star appearance, but his first as a starter. He’s averaged 23.9 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.7 rebounds for the Rockets this season, so Harden will definitely be a strong contender. The game will be a fierce one this year, with the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant hitting the court!

Featured image courtesy of James Harden Facebook.