NBA All-Star Game Starters announced
Yesterday, the NBA announced the starters for the 2011 NBA All-Star game. Kobe will start his 13th consecutive All-Star game, ties Bob Cousy – Celtics Legend, and only one behind Jerry West – Lakers Legend, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal. Amar’e Stoudemire is starting his first All-Star game as a Knick. Amar’e is the first Knick to start an All-Star game since 1992. For Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant it will be their first time starting the All-Star game. The NBA All-Star game will take place Feb 20, 2011 at the Staples Center in LA. Kobe will also release his movie, “Black Mamba”, and receive his star on Hollywood Blvd that same weekend.
Check out this flashback clip to the 1998 NBA All-Star game in NYC with young Kobe Bryant battling legend MJ:
(chart courtesy espn.com)
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