Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Once again the “Black-Mamba” (still the coolest nickname in modern sports) led the way in the voting as “NBA.com” announced the starting lineups for next month’s All-Star Game in Houston, on Thursday night. Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Kobe Bryant, will appear in his 15th straight All-Star game, a new Association record, as he breaks a four-way tie, he became part of last season. The veteran now moves ahead of three men who also played in a Lakers uniform in their careers; Jerry West, Karl Malone and Shaquille O’Neal. Bryant got a total of 1,591,437 votes from the fans, topping Miami Heat forward and reigning NBA MVP LeBron James, by less than 8,000 votes (1,583,646). For the second straight year, Bryant will also be joined in the starting lineup by his club’s starting center; however instead of Andrew Bynum, now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, Dwight Howard, who has been a staple of the Eastern All-Star squad for the past few years will be starting. The lineup features two ...
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