Presenting, The 2012 NBA All-Star Game StartersCategory: Basketball
With 1,600,390 votes, Dwight Howard is this year’s leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by Sprint.
The starters for 2012 NBA All-Star Game were chosen in an online voting by fans at NBA.com. The game will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Amway Center – Howard’s home arena.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a four-time All-Star MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011), is the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference with 1,555,479 votes. Bryant ties Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal for the most consecutive All-Star nods in NBA history with 14.
This is the complete list of starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game:
Eastern Conference All-Stars
F — Carmelo Anthony, New York
F — LeBron James, Miami
C — Dwight Howard, Orlando
G — Derrick Rose, Chicago
G — Dwyane Wade, Miami
Western Conference All-Stars
F — Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
F — Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
C — Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers
G — Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
G — Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
The NBA All-Star Game reserves are yet to be identified. In selecting the reserves, the 30 NBA head coaches must vote for seven players within their conference, including two guards, two forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, Commissioner Stern will select a replacement. Reserves will be announced February 9, on TNT.
Chicago Bulls Tom Thibodeau and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks will be the coaches for the Western and Eastern Conference teams respectively.
The 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint allowed fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Fans were able cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital program, including in 16 languages on NBA.com or by visiting m.NBA.com on any wireless carrier. Fans also had the option to vote through mobile phones. Sprint customers in the U.S. were also able to access the ballot and vote through the new “Sprint NBA Mobile” application, the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans. All-Star Balloting also included expanded SMS voting, allowing fans in the U.S. and Canada to vote for 10 different players per day.
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