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Person with knowledge of plans tells AP that Anthony Davis to be picked for NBA All-Star game

  • New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots against Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (4) and power forward Elton Brand (42) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Pelicans won 105-100. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots against Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (4) and power forward Elton Brand (42) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Pelicans won 105-100. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts (22) is congratulated by power forward Anthony Davis, center, shooting guard Eric Gordon, right, and shooting guard Anthony Morrow, left, after scoring a key basket in the final moments of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Pelicans won 105-100.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts (22) is congratulated by power forward Anthony Davis, center, shooting guard Eric Gordon, right, and shooting guard Anthony Morrow, left, after scoring a key basket in the final moments of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Pelicans won 105-100. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the plans says New Orleans forward Anthony Davis will be selected to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game to be played in his home city.

Davis was nearly chosen as a reserve, but missed by one spot in voting by Western Conference head coaches, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement would be made later Friday.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chooses the replacement for injured players.

Bryant was voted by fans to start the Feb. 16 game, but is still recovering from a broken knee.