The Wizards' John Wall won't be able to play now that he's having a knee procedure, so National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver announced that Andre Drummond will take his place on Team LeBron. The league announced today that commissioner Adam Silver has selected Drummond as the replacement.
While Drummond's analysis of the Celtic offense may be a little off (Brown's 11.3 attempts per game are second among all Boston options), it seems perfectly reasonable to suggest that Drummond (averaging a double-double, with 14.8 points and 15.3 rebounds per game, this season) was the more deserving of the two. The Sixers will play the Nets in Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
Even prior to the addition of Drummond one prominent player from the Western Conference weighed in on who he thought should replace Wall.
Aussie Ben Simmons' All-Star dream still alive after injury to NBA guard John Wall
The Heat were the lone team among the Eastern Conference playoff seeds without a selection when the All-Stars teams were rounded out last week with the announcement of coaches' selections for the reserves.
Right after the news was announced, both Simmons and Brown sent out some cryptic tweets. He's averaging 17.0 points, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season. But at least it breaks up the middle of the season as we await the All-Star break and wade through rumors ahead of next week's trade deadline. Drummond will be a reserve on Team LeBron, which has a loaded starting lineup: James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and the injured DeMarcus Cousins.
After Drummond was initially left out of this year's All-Star game, he posted to his Twitter account: "Guess I gotta start doing back flips after every point I score to get attention around here!"
Killer whale able to mimic human speech
As she learnt to copy commands, she was trained to imitate voices of familiar ocra sounds made by her three-year-old calf Moana. And since this was just the one whale, the researchers are unsure whether there are more copy-cat killer whales in the wild.