Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose exchange words after the end of their NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, in Chicago. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 96-87. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

One major issue about fans voting for the who plays in the NBA All-Star game is when guys who are not deserving of it make it in.

When Yao Ming used to play, I remember he would be voted in as a starter almost every year, even when he's out for the season. The same happened to Jeremy Lin this season, when at one point, he was almost leading the Western Conference in the voting.

It happened to Kobe Bryant today, who was voted in as starter at shooting guard for the West in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.

Bryant only played six games this season. Not only does that stat qualify for not being an All-Star, because he never played much, his stats weren't good either at about 14 points averaged per game on 42.5 percent shooting.

If that doesn't tell you enough, how about this:



Bryant, however, has been acknowledging that he shouldn't be voted in as starter. Instead, it should be a guy like Damian Lillard.


He's in, though.

The question now is whether or not he will play. He's scheduled to reevaluated soon, so we'll see if he plays. Nonetheless, James Harden will probably fill in for him, as he was the one who deserved the spot in the first place.


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