The All-Star weekend will take place in Houston this year, and the NBA has announced the starting lineups for the main event – the All-Star game.
Fans voted for who the starting players should be, and naturally the most popular players around the league will be highlighting the show. Here are the starting lineups:
Frontcourt – LeBron James (Miami Heat), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics)
Backcourt – Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
Frontcourt – Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Backcourt – Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Top overall vote-getter was Kobe Bryant, who garnered 1,591,437 total votes, closely shadowed by LeBron James (1,583,646) and Kevin Durant (1,504,047).
While most players had solidified their starting spots quite early in the voting, there were some close calls. Chris Bosh was 25,208 votes behind Kevin Garnett for a starting spot in the Eastern frontcourt, while Jeremy Lin was 45,346 votes short of pushing Chris Paul out of the Western backcourt.
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