As you all know, Kobe missed the third game straight. (That means he could also miss the all-star game. But thank God we won the third straight game. Don't get me wrong but it is scary to play without the superstar on the team.)
Back to the topic. If Kobe will miss the all star game, then NBA will have to find a replacement. (maybe two replacement because I know Chris Paul will miss the all-star game as well. But correct me if NBA already find the replacement for Chris Paul already.) But let's just say that NBA only have to replace Kobe. Who do you think has the potential to make it to all-star? (I mean it doesn't mean it will happen because NBA will MOST LIKELY to find someone else to replace Kobe. ) However, I would like to see if us Laker Fans think that we have another potential all-star to replace Kobe? (rather than Pau.)
I think LO should be a replacement for Kobe instead of other NBA players. (I know people might wondering why I always compliment LO while he disappeared in games sometimes (especially in the NBA finals 2008 against. But remember this though. 2008 was the first year when LO played in the nba finals team which makes it understandable why he did not showed up in the 2008 finals. Even though he still disappeared in games now, he stepped up much more now when he needed to especially in last year's playoffs. He knows how to step it up after he gained one year of championship experience and two years of NBA finals experiences. Don't get fool by his inconsistency because it is not easy to stay consistent when he has to come off the bench and have those expectations from coaches, fans and I think he handled it pretty well. ) One reason why I think he should be on the NBA all-star team is that he still able to pull down double-doubles per game even though he comes off the bench most of his game.(updated his stats after tonight's game because he has 9.8 PPG, 9.9RPG before tonight's game and he put up 20+ points and 11 rebounds. You do the math) Also, the NBA selected him as a USA squad for 2010. If someone who is qualified to be in the USA basketball team, then I truly believe that he has the quality to be in the NBA all-star team. (Also remember this. Ben Wallace never had a double-double in his career and he still made it to all-star team for a few times. I think it is unfair if Lamar is not qualified to be in an all-star team. )
Well those are just my thoughts. You don't have to agree with me.
You thoughts on this. (or if you think there's another person on this laker squad that should replace kobe in an all-star game, you are welcome to express the opinion.)