The starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game have been announced and Eastern Conference squad has an interesting back story.
Fans voted for LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett to be the five starters for the East All-Stars. LeBron lead in votes with 1,583, 646.
The West All-Stars are comprised of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin. Kobe earned his 15th trip to the All-Star game with 1, 591, 437 votes.
While the West shouldn’t have any chemistry problems (two of the starters are from The Lakers and two are from The Clippers) the East may have to keep the Knicks Carmelo Anthony and Celtics Kevin Garnett on opposite sides of the bench.
The two players found themselves in the midst of “cereal-gate” when trash talking during a game lead to Melo waiting to confront Garnett as he boarded the team bus. Rumors were started that Garnett told Anthony that his wife, LaLa Anthony, tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.
LaLa took it all in stride, joking about the debacle on Twitter:
All-Star reserves will be announced next Thursday. Coaches will vote for seven players in their conferences: two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position. They can’t vote for a player on their own team.
The 2013 NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 17 in Houston.
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