Earlier this evening on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off show, all 10 starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star game were officially unveiled to the basketball world.
In the Western Conference, the city of Los Angeles will be highly represented as Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers join Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant rounds out the line-up.
Kobe Bryant led all vote-getters with 1,591,437 votes
Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Andrew Bynum of the Philadelphia 76ers are the only two starters from last years game to not make the cut this season.
Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets finished 45,000 votes behind Chris Paul for the second backcourt spot in the West, while Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh finished 25,000 votes behind Kevin Garnett for the third frontcourt spot out East.
The 2013 NBA All-Star game will take place on February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR STARTERS
WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR STARTERS