Injured Damian Lillard still rapping at All-Star Saturday Night

Damian Lillard performs during 2020 State Farm All-Star

Damian Lillard performs during 2020 State Farm All-Star

For the first time in his career, Devin Booker is an NBA All-Star.

Yet the Suns guard might suddenly need to change his travel itinerary to Chicago, a destination very much on the National Basketball Association map this weekend.

Devin Booker has been named by Adam Silver as an injury replacement to the 2020 All-Star Game for Damian Lillard.

A mixture of anticipation and uncertainty permeated through Talking Stick Resort Arena as the Suns closed out their 112-106 victory over Golden State later that night. This marks the fifth-year pro's first appearance in the star-studded affair.

Lillard suffered a groin injury late in the Blazers' loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis Wednesday night that will cause him to miss the annual exhibition game Sunday as well as Saturday's Three-Point Contest. The former Kentucky star won the event in 2018. The 23-year-old is averaging 26.4 points (10th in NBA), 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds while posting career highs in field goal percentage (49.6) and free throw percentage (92.0).

Booker will replace Lillard as a reserve on Team LeBron.

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