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Lakers' Kobe Bryant will not play in All-Star Game due to injury

February 11, 2010 |  3:12 pm

Kobe1_300 Kobe Bryant will not play in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.

The NBA announced Thursday that Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd and New York Knicks forward David Lee will replace Bryant and Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson at the game, to be held in Dallas.

Bryant will not play because of a sprained ankle that has sidelined him the last three games. By staying out,  he will likely be ready to play against Golden State on Tuesday. Iverson will not play due to personal reasons.

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-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives around Orlando's Mickael Pietrus during a game last month at Staples Center. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times