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PLAYERS THAT MISSED THE NBA ALL STAR GAME BY YEAR


FULL LIST BY YEAR - FULL LIST BY GAMES AND PLAYERS

1952
Larry Foust
(Fort Wayne Pistons) ==> Foot injury, on 02.09.52. Replaced by Arnie Risen (Rochester Royals)
Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals) ==> Wrist fracture, on 02.08.52. Replaced by Harry Gallatin (New York Knicks)
1953
Fred Scolari (Baltimore Bullets) ==> Wrenched knee, on 01.11.53. Replaced by Billy Gabor (Syracuse Nationals)
1954
Jack Molinas (Fort Wayne Pistons) ==> Lifetime banishment for gambling on 01.10.54, one day after being named to the NBA All-Star Game. Replaced by Andy Phillip (Fort Wayne Pistons)
1955
Arnie Risen (Rochester Royals) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.13.55. Replaced by Jack Coleman (Rochester Royals)
1956
Carl Braun
(New York Knicks) ==> Bruised right foot, on 01.21.56. Replaced by Johnny Kerr (Syracuse Nationals)
1957
Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.12.57. Replaced by Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers)
1958
Cliff Hagan (Saint Louis Hawks) ==> Twisted knee, on 01.17.58. Not replaced on the West roster.

1960
Paul Arizin (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Thigh injury, on 01.20.60. Replaced by Tom Gola (Philadelphia 76ers)
1962
Larry Costello (Syracuse Nationals) ==> Fractured wrist, on 01.09.62. Replaced by Sam Jones (Boston Celtics)
Tom Gola (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Hand injury, on 01.09.62. Replaced by Johnny Green (New York Knicks)
1963
Waybe Embry (Cincinnati Royals) ==> Severe cold, on 01.12.63. He didn't travel to LA. Not replaced on the East roster.
1965
Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics) ==> Foot injury, on 01.12.65. Replaced by Johnny Green (New York Knicks)
1968
Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors) ==> Right knee ligament surgery, on 01.19.68. Replaced by Clyde Lee (San Francisco Warriors)
1969
Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Pulled leg muscle, on 01.04.69. Replaced by Gail Goodrich (Phoenix Suns)

1970
Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors) ==> Righy knee surgery, on 01.16.70. Replaced by Bob Rule (Seattle Supersonics)
1973
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwauke Bucks) ==> Personal reasons. Replaced by Bob Love (Chicago Bulls)
Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors) ==> Sprain ankle, on 01.21.73. Replaced by Connie Hawkins (Phoenix Suns)
1974
Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Stomach muscle pull, on 12.11.73. Replaced by Charlie Scott (Phoenix Suns)
1977
Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics) ==> Lower back sprain, on 02.11.77. Replaced by Phil Chenier (Washington Bullets)
Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Inflamed achilles tendon right leg, on 01.27.77. Replaced by Don Buse (Indiana Pacers)
1978
Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz) ==> Knee injury, on 01.31.78. Replaced by John Havlicek (Boston Celtics)
1979
Doug Collins (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Foot injury, on 01.21.79. Replaced by Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons)

1980
Scott Wedman (Kansas City Kings) ==> Multiple facial fractures, on 01.24.80. Replaced by Kermit Washington (Portland Trail Blazers)
Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics) ==> Foot injury, on 01.22.80. Replaced by Bill Cartwright (New York Knicks)
1981
Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Right calf injury, on 01.18.81. Replaced by Mike Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1982
Dan Roundfield (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Sore hamstring and Achilles tendon, on 01.17.82. Replaced by Kelly Tripucka (Detroit Pistons)
1984
Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.24.84. Replaced by Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Pistons)
1986
Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) ==> Knee injury, on 02.06.86. Not replaced on the East roster, he warmed up with the team.
Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) ==> Broken foot, on 10.30.85. Not replaced by a concrete player due to his long injury. Just 7 reserves were announced and Sidney Moncrief moved to the starting lineup.
1987
Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets) ==> Left knee surgery, on 02.04.87. Replaced by Tom Chambers (Seattle Supersonics)
1988
Steve Johnson (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Thumb surgery, on 01.22.88. Replaced by James Donaldson (Dallas Mavericks)
1989
Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Left hamstring injury, on 02.08.89. Replaced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)

1990
Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) ==> Right ankle sprain, on 02.08.90. Replaced by Rolando Blackman (Dallas Mavericks)
1991
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) ==> Back injury, on 01.06.91. Replaced by Hersey Hawkins (Philadelphia 76ers)
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons) ==> Right wrist surgery, on 01.23.91. Not replaced by a concrete player. Just 8 reserves were announced and his teammate Joe Dumars moved to the starting lineup.
1992
Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) ==> Back injury, on 12.30.91. Replaced by Michael Adams (Washington Bullets)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Right Achilles tendon surgery, on 01.28.92. Replaced by Kevin Willis (Atlanta Hawks)
1993
Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors) ==> Right thumb injury, on 02.05.93. Not replaced by a concrete player. The NBA announced 8 reserves including Mullin.
Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings) ==> Right thumb fracture, on 02.11.93. Replaced by Terry Porter (Portland Trail Blazers)
1994
Charles Barkley
(Phoenix Suns) ==> Torn knee tendon, on 01.07.94. Replaced by Gary Payton (Seattle Supersonics)
Alonzo Mourning (Charlotte Hornets) ==> Tear on his left calf muscle, on 01.27.94. Replaced by Charles Oakley (New York Knicks)
1995
Cedric Ceballos (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Thumb surgery, on 02.03.95. Replaced by Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets)
1997
Charles Barkley (Houston Rockets) ==> Right ankle injury, on 01.25.97. Replaced by Detlef Schrempf (Seattle Supersonics)
Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) ==> Hamstring injury, on 02.04.97. Replaced by Chris Gatling (Dallas Mavericks)
Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) ==> Strained groin, on 01.28.97. Replaced by Chris Webber (Washington Bullets)
Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat) ==> Heel injury, on 02.05.97. Replaced by Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)
Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Right knee strain, on 02.02.97. Replaced by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

2001
Grant Hill (Orlando Magic) ==> Right ankle injury, on 12.12.00. Replaced by Latrell Sprewell (New York Knicks)
Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat) ==> Kidney disease since preseason. Replaced by Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks)
Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Right foot injury, on 01.26.01. Replaced by Vlade Divac (Sacramento Kings)
Theo Ratliff (Philadelphia Sixers) ==> Right wrist fracture, on 02.07.01. Replaced by Antonio Davis (Toronto Raptors)
2002
Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors) ==> Left quadriceps strain, on 02.07.02. Replaced by Baron Davis (Charlotte Hornets)
Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) ==> Personal reasons (mother illness). Not replaced on the West roster.
Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Toe injury, on 02.03.02. Replaced by Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)
2003
Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings) ==> Left ankle sprain, on 01.28.03. Replaced by Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)
2006
Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers) ==> Torn groin muscle, on 01.24.06. Replaced by Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards)
2007
Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz) ==> Left knee injury, on 01.27.07. Replaced by Josh Howard (Dallas Mavericks)
Allen Iverson (Denver Nuggets) ==> Right ankle strain, on 02.07.07. Replaced by Ray Allen (Seattle Supersonics)
Jason Kidd (New Jersey) ==> Strained lower back, on 02.10.07. Replaced by Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)
Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) ==> Right knee injury, on 12.23.06. Replaced by Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) ==> Shoulder inflammation, on 02.05.07. Replaced by Mehmet Okur (Utah Jazz)
2008
Caron Butler (Washington Wizards) ==> Left hip flexor strain, on 02.05.08. Replaced by Ray Allen (Boston Celtics)
Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics) ==> Abdominal muscle sprain, on 01.25.08. Replaced by Rasheed Wallace (Detroit Pistons)
2009
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) ==> Knee sprain, on 02.04.09. Replaced by Mo Williams (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Jameer Nelson (Orlando Magic) ==> Shoulder separation, on 02.02.09. Replaced by Ray Allen (Boston Celtics)

2010
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Left ankle injury, on 02.05.10. Replaced by Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks)
Allen Iverson (Philadelphia Sixers) ==> Daughter's illness, since 01.31.10. Replaced by David Lee (New York Knicks)
Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets) ==> Left knee surgery, on 01.29.10. Replaced by Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets)
Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Right hamstring strain, on 01.20.10. Replaced by Chris Kaman (Los Angeles Clippers)
2011
Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) ==> Foot injury, on 10.11.10. Replaced by Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
2012
Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Left knee injury, on 02.20.12. Replaced by Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
2013
Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics) ==> ACL on the right knee, on 01.25.13. Replaced by Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets)
2014
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Left knee injury, on 12.17.13. Replaced by Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
2015
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Right shoulder surgery, on 01.21.15. Replaced by DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) ==> Right elbow surgery, on 02.06.15. Replaced by Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) ==> Right hamstring strain, on 01.27.15. Replaced by Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) ==> Sprained right shoulder, 02.07.15. Replaced by Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
2016
Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) ==> Left knee injury, 02.05.16. Replaced by Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat) ==> Strained calf, on 02.09.16. Replaced by Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks)