Nowitzki replaces Bryant in 3-point competition
Bryant on Bryant
In New Orleans, Kobe Bryant talked about his finger, how he'll try to protect it, and his new teammate Pau Gasol. NBA on ESPN Radio
Bryant's injury will not keep him out of Sunday night's All-Star Game in the New Orleans Arena.
Nowitzki, the NBA MVP last season, won the 3-point shootout in 2006. He will compete in the event for the fifth time.
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