New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who is recovering from a right shoulder sprain, released the following statement:
“After careful thought and consideration, I’ve decided I will not be participating in this year’s NBA All-Star competitions. I want to thank the fans for voting me into the All-Star game and I am sorry I will not be able to play.
While I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to compete this weekend, I’m still very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the All-Star events in New York and celebrate our game with some of the NBA’s greatest figures.
More than anything, I am anxious to get healthy and back on the court with my teammates after the All-Star break.”