Friday , Jan , 28 , 2011 Christopher Sells

2011 All-Star Starters Announced

 Your 2011 NBA All-Star Game starters, as voted by the fans and announced by the NBA are below. The game will be played in Los Angeles on February 20.

Eastern Conference

G Dwyane Wade
G Derrick Rose
C Dwight Howard
F LeBron James
F Amare Stoudemire

Western Conference

G Kobe Bryant
G Chris Paul
C Yao Ming
F Kevin Durant
F Carmelo Anthony

For the first time in quite a while, I don’t have a problem with any of the players voted in by the fans– Yao Ming did at least play briefly this year and will be replaced by a player to be determined by NBA commissioner David Stern. Fans, give yourselves a round of applause. Instead of the usual popularity contest, the best players will be on the floor when the big game tips off.

The reserves will be determined by the coaches and will be announced February 3. Leading up to that point everyone– myself included– will weigh in with whom they feel should round out each team. There will be arguments about what should constitute All-Star consideration and who needs to watch from the bleachers.

Also, you can peep the uniforms for the game here and here if you haven’t had the chance to do so. I’m underwhelmed.

[image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/]
 

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