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Devin Booker named to NBA All-Star Game

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He will also be participating in the 3-Point Contest.

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When the All-Star Game rosters were announced, they did not include former Kentucky star and current Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, who has been having an outstanding season.

Booker is averaging 26.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 4.2 rebounds a game while shooting 49% from the field.

After the announcement, social media lit up with people upset that Booker wasn’t on the roster and many thought he was snubbed from being an All-Star.

Unfortunately, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is no longer going to be able to participate in the weekend events due to an injury.

But the NBA announced Thursday that Booker has been added to the All-Star game as Lillard’s replacement. He will also replace Lillard in the 3-Point Contest as well.

This shouldn’t have been the way that Booker got in as he should have been selected from the beginning. But Booker deserves to be in and now he is.

Booker will join former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo in the game but will be teaming with Davis as part of Team LeBron.

You can tune in to watch the former Cats when the All-Star Game tips off on February 16th at 8 PM on TNT.

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