James Harden Replacing Kobe as All-Star Starter

Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets

James Harden will replace the injured Kobe Bryant as a starter on the West All-Star team according to Yahoo Sports. Ironically after Bryant was too injured to play, Harden’s former coach Scott Brooks had to choose the replacement.

This is Harden’s first All-Star start. He is averaging 23.9 points, 5.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds for the Rockets this season.

Congrats to the beard.