During a TNT special before the games on Jan. 22, the NBA All-Star team starters were announced. Steph Curry, who has led the Golden State Warriors to the best record in the NBA (34-6), came top in votes.
For the 2015 All-Star Game, starters were voted for by fans through Twitter, Instagram and other social media. And for the most part, it seems like the fans got it right. The only questionable snubbed player could be James Harden, who leads the league in scoring.
The Eastern Conference starters include some veterans coming back and even a brand new name in Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowrie (first selection). Joining him are LeBron James (11th selection), John Wall (second), Carmelo Anthony (eighth) and Pau Gasol (fifth).
In the Western Conference, the leading vote-getter Curry (second selection) will start at point and completing the starters are Blake Griffin (fifth), Anthony Davis (second), Marc Gasol (second) and Kobe Bryant (17th). The Lakers announced yesterday Bryant has a dislocated shoulder, which means he will most likely be replaced by Harden as a starter.
The All-Star reserves will be announced Jan. 29 during another TNT special, and the All-Star Game will take place Feb. 13 in New York City.