2016 NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced

Kobe Bryant led all vote-getters while Anthony Davis suffered a potentially costly snub as the league officially announced the starters for the 2016 All-Star game, which will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday, February 14th. The Lakers shooting guard collected a total of 1,891,614 votes, in this, his final season of a Hall-of-Fame career. A four-time All-Star MVP, Bryant holds All-Star Game records for the most points scored (280), most field goals made (115), and most steals (37, tied with the great Michael Jordan). Also named starters in the West were: Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry are the starters for the Eastern Conference.

Davis needed a starting nod to trigger the Derrick Rose rule, which would have given him a salary of a projected $24.9MM instead of $20.4MM next season. The difference would amount to $25.875MM over the life of his contract, based on those same projections. He could still invoke the rule if he earns an All-NBA nod or wins the MVP award in the spring.

The list of top vote recipients are listed below by Conference:

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

  1. LeBron James (Cavs) 1,089,206
  2. Paul George (Pacers) 711,595
  3. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks) 567,348
  4. Pau Gasol (Bulls) 566,988
  5. Andre Drummond (Pistons) 515,296
  6. Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks) 473,579
  7. Chris Bosh (Heat) 351,420
  8. Kevin Love (Cavs) 332,685
  9. Hassan Whiteside (Heat) 301,362
  10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) 84,617
  11. Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors) 73,079
  12. Joakim Noah (Bulls) 48,509
  13. DeMarre Carroll (Raptors) 46,044
  14. Marcin Gortat (Wizards) 43,496
  15. Paul Millsap (Hawks) 41,654

Guards

  1. Dwyane Wade (Heat) 941,466
  2. Kyle Lowry (Raptors) 646,441
  3. Kyrie Irving (Cavs) 580,651
  4. Jimmy Butler (Bulls) 564,637
  5. DeMar DeRozan (Raptors) 444,868
  6. John Wall (Wizards) 368,686
  7. Derrick Rose (Bulls) 302,389
  8. Jeremy Lin (Hornets) 195,920
  9. Isaiah Thomas (Celtics) 153,64
  10. Reggie Jackson (Pistons) 76,688

Western Conference

Frontcourt

  1. Kobe Bryant (Lakers) 1,891,614
  2. Kevin Durant (Thunder) 980,787
  3. Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) 782,339
  4. Zaza Pachulia (Mavs) 768,112
  5. Draymond Green (Warriors) 726,616
  6. Blake Griffin (Clippers) 651,860
  7. Enes Kanter (Thunder) 534,499
  8. Tim Duncan (Spurs) 431,087
  9. Anthony Davis (Pelicans) 400,688
  10. DeMarcus Cousins (Kings) 364,270
  11. DeAndre Jordan (Clippers) 269,427
  12. LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs) 268,003
  13. Dwight Howard (Rockets) 219,761
  14. Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs) 173,317
  15. Harrison Barnes (Warriors) 155,289

Guards

  1. Stephen Curry (Warriors) 1,604,325
  2. Russell Westbrook (Thunder) 772,009
  3. Chris Paul (Clippers) 624,334
  4. Klay Thompson (Warriors) 555,513
  5. James Harden (Rockets) 430,777
  6. Manu Ginobili (Spurs) 226,289
  7. Rajon Rondo (Kings) 200,518
  8. Tony Parker (Spurs) 195,472
  9. Andre Iguodala (Warriors) 181,142
  10. Damian Lillard (Blazers) 158,360

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aarongill
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aarongill
8 months 8 days ago

Why is zaza so high???? Cousins at 10????!!!!!

Carlos
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Carlos
8 months 6 days ago

Because the promotion of a famous fan on twitter.

eggy
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eggy
8 months 8 days ago

And wall so low

JT19
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JT19
8 months 8 days ago

The only person who shouldn’t be ahead of Wall there is Kyrie. DeRozan has an argument to be ahead of Wall, but I would be fine with him being behind Wall too.

Xyrak
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Xyrak
8 months 7 days ago

Lowry and Wall are statistically having very similar years. Wall has more assists and more field goals, but Lowry is better from 3, gets to the line more/better free throws, and has fewer turnovers.

Considering the time Kyrie missed to start the year, all 4 of those guys were going to be in competition for that last guard spot. The other 3 will all wind up making the team with the coaches selections.

Roy
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Roy
8 months 7 days ago

Kobe is in as a forward?

Ryan
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Ryan
8 months 7 days ago

Kobe has played SF his whole career…so yeah.

Grant Weddle
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Grant Weddle
8 months 7 days ago

Definitely a SG that moved this year

bruno
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bruno
8 months 7 days ago

SF is whole carrer?

bruno
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bruno
8 months 7 days ago

zaza is avg 11Pts 11Reb, kobe went to his 1st all star avg 15Pts per game and 2 years ago he was avg 13pts and still made it. And now aswell. Tim went several times to the all-star with even lower stats then ZAZA. And i am not saying ZAZA should go, just saying this new format of just small guys isnt good.

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