facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bryant named All-Star starter despite injuries

Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM   |   Comments

1 of 10
| License Photo
NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant, even though he has played in just six contests this season, was named Thursday as a starter for this year's NBA All-Star Game.

Bryant piled up enough votes in fan balloting to become a member of the Western Conference All-Star team for the 16th time. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with 19, has had more All-Star appearances than Bryant.

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder led the West players in voting and, along with Bryant, will be joined in the starting lineup by Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

Miami's LeBron James received the most votes overall and will be part of an Eastern Conference starting five, which includes Miami's Dwyane Wade, Indiana's Paul George, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving.

The All-Star Game will be played Feb. 16 in New Orleans.

Bryant missed the start of the season following surgery on a torn Achilles and then played six games before fracturing his left knee.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
ESPN reports on Michael Sam's showering habits, gets slammed
2
NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon
3
National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Pittsburgh
4
West Division showdown pits Eskimos against Stampeders
5
2014 FIBA World Cup Rosters
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback