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Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

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According to multiple reports reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant is set to replace Clippers’ big man DeAndre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend from Manila, Philippines scheduled for this coming Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th.

“Kevin Durant is replacing Deandre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate Weekend,” said Chot Reyes, Executive Director of the MVP Sports Foundation, via his Twitter account Monday evening.

The highly anticipated two-day event is slated to feature the likes of Kobe Bryant, Lakers’ teammate Derek Fisher, Sacramento Kings’ lead guard Tyreke Evans, OKC Thunder guard James Harden, second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft Derrick Williams, New Orleans Hornets’ point guard Chris Paul and, although still unconfirmed, the reigning MVP of the league Derrick Rose.

With Jordan’s sudden omission due apparently to some unfortunate passport issues, the eager fans of NBA basketball in the Philippines surely won’t mind the weekend’s replacement in Durant.

Durant, an All-NBA 1st team selection the last two seasons, is one of the leagues’ most exciting rising stars, a back-to-back scoring champ and a tremendous representative of the NBA from a global marketing standpoint.

With the current lockout still in its’ infancy players are pro-actively seeking out creative ways to ensure not only their finances, but their health in terms of maintaining some semblance of a workout routine with team practices and facilities no longer at their disposal.

The list of NBA players headlining this event will face up against Smart Gilas, the developmental Philippine National Basketball team, and a team of PBA players.

DeAndre’s no slouch.  He’s a bit of a crowd pleaser himself.  Here’s a look at what the fans in the Philippines will miss.

Source: theScore

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