Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had yet to give it any thought.
After all, he had only known he was the coach of the Eastern Conference All-Star team for a few minutes. His first decision is whether to start center Chris Bosh in the game Feb. 17 in Houston. He leaned toward having three Heat starters, with Bosh joining LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
The last team to have three All-Star starters was the Los Angeles Lakers, who had Magic Johnson, A.C. Green and James Worthy in 1990.
"I've only given this thought for the last nine minutes," Spoelstra said. "But I will tell you this, unequivocally, that my loyalties are first and foremost always with the Miami Heat."
A spot in the starting lineup became available when Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was lost for the season because of a knee injury. The other starters are New Yorks Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Celtics center Kevin Garnett.
If Bosh starts, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade would start in the backcourt, while...