Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made it official Friday what Chris Bosh figured would happen.
The Heat center was named to start for the East in Sundays NBA All-Star Game in Houston in place of injured Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
Bosh had told FOX Sports Florida on Feb. 4 he expected Spoelstra, the East coach, to name him the starter. Spoelstra confirmed it Friday to on the Heat's website.
"Was there any doubt where my loyalties are?" Spoelstra later told Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay on ESPN Radio.
Spoelstra had the choice to name any replacement in the starting lineup. It didnt matter that a center replaced a point guard.
Cleveland fans had been hoping point guard Kyrie Irving would start for Rondo. But now forward LeBron James, who bolted Cleveland in 2010 for the Heat, can slide over to point guard.
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