Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/17/13
8 a.m. ET: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and the rest of basketball’s brightest stars are set to share the court in Houston. The NBA All-Star Game tips off Sunday with leaguewide bragging rights on the line. James Harden of the host Rockets may have trouble cracking his team’s rotation for once. The Western Conference squad is the deeper of the two, but the East will have a very unconventional starting lineup. Erik Spoelstra chose Chris Bosh to replace the injured Rajon Rondo. That makes Dwyane Wade the only true guard in the starting five, but James’ presence should help even things out. Join us for updates and analysis during the game, which tips off at 8 p.m. ET.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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