Originally written on Laker Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
UPI/Lori SheplerKobe Passed! That’s right, on Thursday it was announced that Kobe Bryant passed Lebron James as the top vote-getter for the 2013 All-Star game. While the initial ballot return announcements had Lebron ahead of Kobe by 1,929 votes, the second return now shows Kobe ahead of Lebron by 7,130. It’s reasonable to assume that Kobe’s current streak of games with over 30 points has helped influence his increase in votes.The starters in the Western Conference are projected to be Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard. This lineup would feature four All-Stars representing Los Angeles. The projected starters for the Eastern Conference are projected to be Rajon Rondo, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, and Kevin Garnett.Other Lakers receiving votes, and who most likely will appear in the All-Star game include Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and possibly Metta World Peace. The All-Star game will be held on February 17th in Houston, Texas. The starters will officially be announced on TNT on January 17th.The post Kobe Passes Lebron For Lead In All-Star Votes appeared first on Laker Nation.
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