Doc Rivers Comments on If Kobe Bryant Deserves NBA All-Star Game 2016 Selection

December 25th, 2015 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Kobe Bryant is getting the legend treatment for the All-Star Game in his final NBA season, and that's totally fine with Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar and future Hall of Famer leads all Western Conference frontcourt players by almost 370,000 votes in the first return of ballots, and Rivers thinks Bryant is more than deserving, per Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

Rivers also told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times he thinks Bryant should be in the game, even if it meant leaving someone more deserving off the ballot.

It's no surprise Bryant is running away with the votes, despite the Lakers having the worst record in the Western Conference. He's been a fixture in the NBA for almost his entire career. Plus, as mentioned before, anyone who makes it known that they're retiring has usually been a staple in the All-Star Game. Look at Michael Jordan, for example, who started his last All-Star Game and even hit a go-ahead shot with five seconds left in overtime.

The Washington Wizards did not make the playoffs that year.

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