Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.
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The NBA starters for the 2013 All-Star game were announced on Thursday. Bryant got voted to an NBA-record 15th consecutive starting spot.
There are four players out of Los Angeles starting for the West, with Bryant headlining the group comprised of teammate Dwight Howard and Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The MVP of last year’s game, Kevin Durant, is the lone West starter not ballin’ out in La La Land.
In the East, Kevin Garnett narrowly edged out Chris Bosh for the starting nod, giving both the Celtics and the Heat two starters apiece.
2013 NBA All-Star Starters
LeBron James, MIA 1,583,646
Carmelo Anthony, NYK 1,460,950
Dwyane Wade, MIA 1,052,310
Rajon Rondo, BOS 924,180
Kevin Garnett, BOS 553,222
Kobe Bryant, LAL 1,591,437
Kevin Durant, OKC 1,504,047
Chris Paul, LAC 929,155
Dwight Howard, LAL 922,070
Blake Griffin, LAC 863,832
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