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The NBA has announced the starting lineups for the 62nd All-Star Game. At first glance it seems that Kobe Bryant is still the most popular NBA player. Kobe barely surpassed LeBron James for the most votes with 1,591,437. This gives Bryant the record for most consecutive All-Star Game starts with 15.
LeBron James, MIA (1,583,646)
Carmelo Anthony, NYK (1,460,950)
Dwyane Wade, MIA (1,052,310)
Rajon Rondo, BOS (924,180)
Kevin Garnett, BOS (553,222)
Kobe Bryant, LAL (1,591,437)
Kevin Durant, OKC (1,504,047)
Chris Paul, LAC (929,155)
Dwight Howard, LAL (922,070)
Blake Griffin, LAC (863,832)
When we break down the rosters a little more we notice a few funny interesting things. #1 being the fact that Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett got in a pretty big fight just a few weeks ago, and Carmelo waited for Garnett after the game. Should be interesting to see how they work things out.
The second thing I notice...
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The NBA announced the starting lineups for the 62nd All-Star Game, and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant eked out the win in overall votes with 1,591,437 — 7,800 more than LeBron James. Bryant also now holds the record for most consecutive All-Star Game starts (15), a record he previously shared with Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone and Jerry West.
Most of Bryant’s Western Conference teammates...
Game time: 10:30 p.m. ETTV: TNT
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Selected to the eastern squad is LeBron James , a two-time Kia NBA All-Star MVP (2006, 2008), Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950), Kevin Garnett (553,222), the 2003 Kia NBA All-Star MVP. Dwyane Wade (1,052,310), the 2010 Kia NBA All-Star MVP, and Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start. Garnett’s selection, his 15th, ties him with Bryant and O’Neal for [...]