An MRI confirms the initial diagnosis of tendinitis in Joe Johnson’s left knee and the Atlanta Hawks say their veteran guard will sit out Sunday’s All-Star game. Johnson leads the Hawks in scoring at 17.6 points a game and was named to the All-Star team for the sixth year in a row.

He’ll be re-evaluated after the break.

NBA Commissioner David Stern named Boston guard Rajon Rondo to replace Johnson on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster.

Following the announcement Hawks’ coach Larry Drew said that he was disappointed that Commissioner Stern didn’t select Atlanta forward Josh Smith to replace Johnson.

That leads to today’s Sports Poll…

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