NBA All Stars

The NBA all star roster, based on fan voting, has been announced.  Kobe Bryant was the top vote getter and is on the all star game roster for a record 15th time!  Of course, there will be additions based on coaching selections, but the fans have spoken and they are listed in order of votes received:

Western Conference: 1 Kobe Bryant, 2 Kevin Durant, 3 Chris Paul, 4 Dwight Howard and 5 Blake Griffin

Eastern Conference: 1 LeBron James, 2 Carmelo Anthony, 3 Dwyane Wade, 4 Rajon Rondo, and 5 Kevin Garnett

Speaking of LeBron and Kobe, the Heat defeated the Lakers last night in LA 99 – 90.  The game was quite close and it took a second half surge by LeBron to carry the Heat to victory.  LeBron finished with 39 points and became the youngest player in NBA history (age 28) to reach the 20,000 career points milestone.  Kobe finished with 22 points.  Lakers had both Gasol and Howard in action and are just about back to being at full strength.

In other NBA action, the Knicks defeated the Pistons, 102-87.  Bynum played for the Pistons and scored 22 points.  Iman Shumpert (former GT star) returned for the first time for the Knicks, coming off the bench to score 8 points.

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