NBA All-Star Starters Announced
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has announced the starters for next month's All-Star game, and they include four Los Angeles players.
Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard and joined on the West squad by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. It's the 15th time Bryant has been voted into the starting lineup, an NBA record.
The East starters will be Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) from the Celtics, Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade, and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.
Bryant finished with a league-leading 1,591,437 votes, edging James by about 7,800.