This year’s NBA All-Star game just got even more exciting to witness after four newcomers Stephen Curry, Paul George, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were voted to take over the starting job this year.
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In the western conference, Curry, who was the biggest snub last year, will play in the backcourt with Kobe Bryant while Love will join Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin in the frontcourt.
Curry, who gathered 1,047,281, p(–foul word(s) removed–)ed Bryant and Chris Paul after the balloting, Paul though is still expected to make it in the western line up via coaches’ selection.
Love on the other hand, who is usually selected as reserves in the past editions, stole Dwight Howard the third frontcourt spot despite trailing Rocket’s star in the third return released on January 09.
Meanwhile, emerging stars George and Irving break into the Eastern conference starting line up convincingly after earning 1,211,318 and 860,221 votes respectively.
George, who was an all-star reserve last year, will join LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony as forwards/center while Cavaliers’ star guard Irving will man the backcourt with Dwayne Wade.
James is the league’s top vote-getter this year collecting 1,416,419 votes. Bryant on the other hand despite his injury was still voted to start for his 16th All-Star game, second-most in NBA history after Kareem-Abdul Jabbar’s 19.