I must say, I’ve very surprised Jeremy Lin wasn’t voted an all-star starter. Not because he deserved a spot, but because of his international flair and the fact that fans around the world can vote. It worked for Yao Ming in the same city for years, after all.
Either say, here are you all-star starters:
Here is how the voting ended up:
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (1,591,437) edged the Miami Heat’s LeBron James (1,583,646) as this year’s leading vote-getter in the 2013 NBA All-Star Balloting.
It was Bryant’s 15th consecutive All-Star selection, a record. Bryant breaks a tie with Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal for the most consecutive NBA All-Star selections. A four-timeAll-Star MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011), Bryant holds the distinction as the youngest All-Star in NBA history (1998). In last year’s All-Star Game in Orlando, he passed Michael Jordan as the game’s all-time scoring leader.
The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. It will televised on TNT and broadcast on ESPN Radio.
Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul (929,155) is the other Western Conference starter at guard. The West’s starting frontcourt is Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,504,047), last year’s MVP, the Lakers’ Dwight Howard (922,070), and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin (863,832).
Joining James in the Eastern Conference frontcourt are the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950) and the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett (553,222. The East guards are the Heat’s Dwyane Wade (1,052,310) and the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start.