"Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash will not play in Sunday's All-Star Game because of his ailing shoulder, ESPN.com has learned.
Nash has missed the Suns' past three games and will also be held out of Wednesday's visit to Seattle, according to team sources.
Withdrawing from the annual Skills Challenge on All-Star Saturday as well as Sunday's game thus gives Nash two full weeks away from game conditions before the Suns play again Feb. 20 in a road date against the Los Angeles Clippers. "
"Nash's replacement on the West roster will be selected by NBA commissioner David Stern."
"Other potential replacement candidates include the Los Angeles Clippers' Elton Brand and Portland's Zach Randolph."
Well, at least they are acknowledging Zach now after the fifth time around...