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The 2014 NBA All-Star starters have been announced. Leading the pack is Miami Heat forward LeBron James. The four-time MVP led all vote getters with 1,416,419 votes.

Joining James in the Eastern Conference are Indiana Pacers forward Paul George with 1,211,318 votes. This is Paul’s second All-Star Game and his first as a starter. Also making his second All-Star appearance and first as a starter is Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (860,221). Rounding out the starting five is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (935,702) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (929,542).

The leading vote getter in the Western Conference is Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant with 1,396,294 votes. Other Western Conference starters include Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (661,246), Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (688,466), Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (988, 884), and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (1,047,281).

This will be Curry’s first All-Star Game. Bryant, is currently out with a fractured lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. Bryant was expected to return two weeks before the All-Star Game, but now his return is in question.

Kevin Love trailed Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard in the last voting returns by over 26,000 votes and wound up passing Howard by almost eight thousand votes.

All-Star reserves will be announced on Thursday, January 30 on TNT.

The 2014 NBA All-Star Game takes place Sunday, February 16 live on TNT from New Orleans.

NBA All-Star 2014 Balloting:

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (Mia) 1,416,419

2. Paul George (Ind) 1,211,318

3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 935,702

4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 524,809

5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 406,867

6. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 209,398

7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 181,145

8. Andre Drummond (Det) 163,798

9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 137,512

10. Luol Deng (Cle) 121,754

11. Jeff Green (Bos) 121,040

12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 103,502

13. David West (Ind) 95,363

14. Paul Pierce (Bkn) 95,034

15. Josh Smith (Det) 75,433

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 929,542

2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 860,221

3. John Wall (Was) 393,129

4. Derrick Rose (Chi) 359,546

5. Ray Allen (Mia) 250,909

6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 174,654

7. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 148,382

8. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 131,228

9. George Hill (Ind) 129,533

10. Deron Williams (Bkn) 126,423

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,396,294

2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 688,466

3. Kevin Love (Min) 661,246

4. Dwight Howard (Hou) 653,318

5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 609,172

6. Tim Duncan (SA) 492,657

7. Anthony Davis (NO) 286,247

8. Andre Iguodala (GS) 266,611

9. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 255,005

10. Pau Gasol (LAL) 247,323

11. David Lee (GS) 232,210

12. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 201,873

13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 174,512

14. Omer Asik (Hou) 130,344

15. Andrew Bogut (GS) 127,947

Backcourt

1. Stephen Curry (GS) 1,047,281

2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 988,884

3. Chris Paul (LAC) 804,309

4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 628,818

5. James Harden (Hou) 470,381

6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 317,338

7. Damian Lillard (Por) 280,966

8. Tony Parker (SA) 258,751

9. Klay Thompson (GS) 162,984

10. Ricky Rubio (Min) 124,230

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