Pelicans center Anthony Davis deserves to play in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. Through the first half of the 2013-14 NBA season, he has averaged 20.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game. He's more than living up to all of the hype he generated when he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.

So we're glad to hear that, although Davis wasn't originally selected to play on the Western Conference's All-Star team, he will suit up for the West in place of the injured Kobe Bryant. The league made it official a short time ago by naming Davis as Kobe's replacement. Congrats, AD. The All-Star honor is well deserved.

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]