2012 NBA All-Star Starters Announced
Two cities and three franchises accounted for six of the ten players voted starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, announced Thursday. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat were voted Eastern Conference starters for the Feb. 26 game at Amway Center in Orlando.
Defending NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was voted a starting guard along with Wade in the East, with the Knicks‘ Carmelo Anthony joining James at forward and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic at center. The starters were chosen by fan balloting. Howard was the leading vote-getter with 1.6 million votes.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder was the lone West starter from outside the Los Angeles city limits. He’ll start along with Griffin at forward, with Bryant and Paul at guard and Bynum at center.
Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com and The Associated Press contributed to this report.