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Kobe Bryant voted to record 15th straight All-Star start

Last updated on: January 18, 2013 07:53 IST

Kobe Bryant voted to record 15th straight All-Star start

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Kobe Bryant was voted to an NBA-record 15th consecutive All-Star start on Thursday, leading the votes despite the sluggish start to the season by his Los Angeles Lakers (17-21).

Bryant collected 1,591,437 votes to edge out Miami's LeBron James as the most popular pick, breaking out of a tie with Jerry West, Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal for the most consecutive All-Star selections.


Image: Kobe Bryant
Photographs: Chris Chambers/Getty Images

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Kobe be joined by teammate Dwight Howard

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The Lakers guard will be joined by teammate Dwight Howard, Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers duo Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in the Western Conference starting line up for the clash against the Eastern Conference in Houston on February 17.


Photographs: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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LeBron James will spearhead the Eastern Conference

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James and his Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade will spearhead the East, with New York's Carmelo Anthony and Boston pair Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett rounding out the starting five.

Reserves will be announced next Thursday with NBA coaches voting for a further seven players in their conference excluding their own players.


Photographs: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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