Kemba Walker was named as the injury replacement for LeBron’s NBA All-Star Game team, once again leaving Sixers rookie Ben Simmons off the team.
The Hornets point guard replaces Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis, who tore his ACL on Tuesday.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) February 8, 2018
This was Simmons’ third time being denied a spot after an injury to a member of LeBron’s squad. DeMarcus Cousins was replaced by Andre Drummond, then Kevin Love was replaced by Miami guard Goran Dragic.
Since Simmons has comparable stats with the replacements, the rookie’s native Australia, including a government official, have questioned NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s decision.
That's a bloody outrage, it is!
I want to take this all the way to the Prime Minister. https://t.co/Z3SjZFP2fG
— Tim Watts MP (@TimWattsMP) February 8, 2018