Thursday , Nov , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Carmelo Anthony Wants to Start in ASG Again

The Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony was the top West vote-getter at forward for the All-Star Game last season. He’s not bashful about again wanting to start.

"I hope that happens again," Anthony said. "It will be good any time you can get voted for the All-Star Game. . . . It just shows that you got a lot of fans out there."

Anthony could play in a third straight All-Star Game, while teammate Chauncey Billups can make it four straight, his three coming as a reserve with Detroit. But unlike Anthony, the guard is downplaying All-Star hopes.