Kobe Bryant Continues To Lead All Star Vote

Today, the NBA released their final All Star vote totals leading up to the official announcement on January 27, 2011. The starting 5 for both conferences will be announced at 7pm on TNT.

Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant lead the Western Conference and LeBron James and Dwight Howard lead the Eastern Conference. Bryant is the overall leader with 1,757,216 votes.

Celtics wise, there has been a change since the last release. Derrick Rose has passed Rajon Rondo and Amare Staudemire has passed Kevin Garnett.

If voting ended today, the starting lineups would feature:

LeBron James
Dwight Howard
Amare Staudemire
Derrick Rose
Dwayne Wade

Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant
Yao Ming
Chris Paul
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony’s votes would transfer to the Eastern Conference should be traded to the Knicks or Nets before the game. As it stands right now, Anthony would be in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference behind Staudemire and Garnett.

Paper balloting will continue through January 17th and wireless voting on NBA.com will conclude January 23rd.

The NBA All Star game will be played on February 20th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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