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PLAYERS THAT MISSED THE NBA ALL STAR GAME

62 players missed the NBA All-Star Game after being previously selected.

With 5 injuries, 1997 and 2007 are the editions with more replacements.
West in 2007 with 4 absentees has the record.
Only 8 players were replaced by a teammate.
Tom Chambers
in 1987 is the only player to win the MVP after being named as an NBA All-Star substitute.
Ray Allen in the only player selected three times as a replacement, in 3 consecutive seasons between 2007 and 2009. Johnny Green and Dikembe Mutombo were called in 2 occasions.

FULL LIST BY GAMES AND PLAYERS - FULL LIST BY YEAR

3 GAMES
2010 - Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Left ankle injury, on 02.05.10. Replaced by Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks)
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)

1994 - Alonzo Mourning (Charlotte Hornets) ==> Tear on his left calf muscle, on 01.27.94. Replaced by Charles Oakley (New York Knicks)
1997 - Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat) ==> Heel injury, on 02.05.97. Replaced by Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)
2001 - Alonzo Mourning (Miami Heat) ==> Kidney disease since preseason. Replaced by Dikembe Mutombo (Atlanta Hawks)

1997 - Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Right knee strain, on 02.02.97. Replaced by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
2001 - Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Right foot injury, on 01.26.01. Replaced by Vlade Divac (Sacramento Kings)
2002 - Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Toe Injury, on 02.03.02. Replaced by Elton Brand (Los Angeles Clippers)

2 GAMES

1994 - Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns) ==> Torn knee tendon, on 01.07.94. Replaced by Gary Payton (Seattle Supersonics)
1997 - Charles Barkley (Houston Rockets) ==> Right ankle injury, on 01.25.97. Replaced by Detlef Schrempf (Seattle Supersonics)

1991 - Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) ==> Back injury, on 01.06.91. Replaced by Hersey Hawkins (Philadelphia 76ers)
1992 - Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) ==> Back injury, on 12.30.91. Replaced by Michael Adams (Washington Bullets)

2009 - Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors) ==> Knee sprain, on 02.04.09. Replaced by Mo Williams (Cleveland Cavaliers)
2016 - Chris Bosh (Miami Heat) ==> Strained calf, on 02.09.16. Replaced by Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks)

1977 - Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics) ==> Lower back sprain, on 02.11.77. Replaced by Phil Chenier (Washington Bullets)
1980 - Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics) ==> Foot injury, on 01.22.80. Replaced by Bill Cartwright (New York Knicks)

1986 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) ==> Knee injury, on 02.06.86. Not replaced on the East roster, he warmed up with the team.
1997 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) ==> Strained groin, on 01.28.97. Replaced by Chris Webber (Washington Bullets)

2007 - Allen Iverson (Denver Nuggets) ==> Right ankle strain, on 02.07.07. Replaced by Ray Allen (Seattle Supersonics)
2010 - Allen Iverson (Philadelphia Sixers) ==> Daughter's illness, since 01.31.10. Replaced by David Lee (New York Knicks)

1990 - Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) ==> Right ankle sprain, on 02.08.90. Replaced by Rolando Blackman (Dallas Mavericks)
2002 - Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) ==> Personal reasons (mother illness). Not replaced on the West roster.

2007 - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) ==> Right knee injury, on 12.23.06. Replaced by Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
2011 - Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) ==> Foot injury, on 11.10.10. Replaced by Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)

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)

1968 - Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors) ==> Right knee ligament surgery, on 01.19.68. Replaced by Clyde Lee (San Francisco Warriors)
1970 - Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors) ==> Righy knee surgery, on 01.16.70. Replaced by Bob Rule (Seattle Supersonics)

1969 - Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Pulled leg muscle, on 01.04.69. Replaced by Gail Goodrich (Phoenix Suns)
1974 - Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Stomach muscle pull, on 12.11.73. Replaced by Charlie Scott (Phoenix Suns)

1 GAME

1973 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwauke Bucks) ==> Personal reasons. Replaced by Bob Love (Chicago Bulls)
1960 - Paul Arizin (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Thigh injury, on 01.20.60. Replaced by Tom Gola (Philadelphia 76ers)
1973 - Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors) ==> Sprain ankle, on 01.21.73. Replaced by Connie Hawkins (Phoenix Suns)
2007 - Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz) ==> Left knee injury, on 01.27.07. Replaced by Josh Howard (Dallas Mavericks)
1956 - Carl Braun (New York Knicks) ==> Bruised right foot, on 01.21.56. Replaced by Johnny Kerr (Syracuse Nationals)

2008 - Caron Butler (Washington Wizards) ==> Left hip flexor strain, on 02.05.08. Replaced by Ray Allen (Boston Celtics)
2016 - Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) ==> Left knee injury, 02.05.16. Replaced by Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls)
2002 - Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors) ==> Left quadriceps strain, on 02.07.02. Replaced by Baron Davis (Charlotte Hornets)
1995 - Cedric Ceballos (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Thumb surgery, on 02.03.95. Replaced by Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets)
1979 - Doug Collins (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Foot injury, on 01.21.79. Replaced by Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons)

1962 - Larry Costello (Syracuse Nationals) ==> Fractured wrist, on 01.09.62. Replaced by Sam Jones (Boston Celtics)
2015 - Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) ==> Sprained right shoulder, 02.07.15. Replaced by Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
1997 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) ==> Hamstring injury, on 02.04.97. Replaced by Chris Gatling (Dallas Mavericks)
1963 - Waybe Embry (Cincinnati Royals) ==> Severe cold, on 01.12.63. He didn't travel to LA. Not replaced on the East roster.
1952 - Larry Foust (Fort Wayne Pistons) ==> Foot injury, on 02.09.52. Replaced by Arnie Risen (Rochester Royals)
2008 - Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics) ==> Abdominal muscle sprain, on 01.25.08. Replaced by Rasheed Wallace (Detroit Pistons)

1962 - Tom Gola (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Hand injury, on 01.09.62. Replaced by Johnny Green (New York Knicks)
2015 - Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) ==> Right elbow surgery, on 02.06.15. Replaced by Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
1958 - Cliff Hagan (Saint Louis Hawks) ==> Twisted knee, on 01.17.58. Not replaced on the West roster.
1965 - Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics) ==> Foot injury, on 01.12.65. Replaced by Johnny Green (New York Knicks)
2001 - Grant Hill (Orlando Magic) ==> Right ankle injury, on 12.12.00. Replaced by Latrell Sprewell (New York Knicks)

2012 - Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Left knee injury, on 20.02.12. Replaced by Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
1989 - Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) ==> Left hamstring injury, on 02.08.89. Replaced by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
1988 - Steve Johnson (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Thumb surgery, on 01.22.88. Replaced by James Donaldson (Dallas Mavericks)
1986 - 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.
2007 - Jason Kidd (New Jersey) ==> Strained lower back, on 02.10.07. Replaced by Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks)
1957 - Clyde Lovellette (Minneapolis Lakers) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.12.57. Replaced by Vern Mikkelsen (Minneapolis Lakers)

1984 - Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.24.84. Replaced by Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Pistons)
1978 - Pete Maravich (New Orleans Jazz) ==> Knee injury, on 01.31.78. Replaced by John Havlicek (Boston Celtics)
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)
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.
2007 - Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) ==> Shoulder inflammation, on 02.05.07. Replaced by Mehmet Okur (Utah Jazz)

2009 - Jameer Nelson (Orlando Magic) ==> Shoulder separation, on 02.02.09. Replaced by Ray Allen (Boston Celtics)
2006 - Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana Pacers) ==> Torn groin muscle, on 01.24.06. Replaced by Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards)
2010 - Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets) ==> Left knee surgery, on 01.29.10. Replaced by Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets)
2001 - Theo Ratliff (Philadelphia Sixers) ==> Right wrist fracture, on 02.07.01. Replaced by Antonio Davis (Toronto Raptors)
1993 - Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings) ==> Right thumb fracture, on 02.11.93. Replaced by Terry Porter (Portland Trail Blazers)

1955 - Arnie Risen (Rochester Royals) ==> Ankle injury, on 01.13.55. Replaced by Jack Coleman (Rochester Royals)
2013 - Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics) ==> ACL on the right knee, on 25.01.13. Replaced by Brook Lopez (Brooklyn Nets)
2010 - Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Right hamstring strain, on 01.20.10. Replaced by Chris Kaman (Los Angeles Clippers)
1987 - Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets) ==> Left knee surgery, on 02.04.87. Replaced by Tom Chambers (Seattle Supersonics)
1952 - 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)

1991 - 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.
2015 - Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) ==> Right hamstring strain, on 01.27.15. Replaced by Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks)
1977 - Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers) ==> Inflamed achilles tendon right leg, on 01.27.77. Replaced by Don Buse (Indiana Pacers)
2003 - Chris Webber (Sacramento Kings) ==> Left ankle sprain, on 01.28.03. Replaced by Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)
1980 - Scott Wedman (Kansas City Kings) ==> Multiple facial fractures, on 01.24.80. Replaced by Kermit Washington (Portland Trail Blazers)
1992 - Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks) ==> Right achilles tendon surgery, on 01.28.92. Replaced by Kevin Willis (Atlanta Hawks)