Kemba Walker replacing Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game

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NBA: Ben Simmons has missed out on All-Star selection for a fourth time

Thursday afternoon it was announced that National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has selected Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker to replace the injured Kristaps Porzingis on Team LeBron.

Last season, Walker averaged 23.2 points, 5.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

This year and the last have clearly been the best two seasons of Walker's career as he also made the All-Star Game last year.

The NBA also said that Detroit All-Star center will replace Porzingis in the Skills Challenge.

Originally selected by Charlotte with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, the CT product has tallied 20 points or more in 32 of his 51 games played this season, extending his franchise record to 219 career 20-point games. Porzingis and Walker both play for Eastern Conference teams.

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Turns out Kemba Walker will get to play on LeBron James' team after all.

With NBA commissioner Adam Silver reportedly making his decision on injury replacements based on the number of votes players received from coaches, it is becoming clear that Simmons was quite a way off All-Star selection.

Walker became Charlotte's all-time leader in 3-point field goals on February 4, surpassing the previous high of 929 by Dell Curry.

According to National Basketball Association rules, when an All-Star is unable to participate, the commissioner shall choose a replacement from the same conference as the player who is being replaced.

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