All-Star Game starters for 2014 have been revealed by the NBA. In a surprising announcement, the 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters include power forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a report from the NBA on Thursday (Jan. 23), he surpassed Dwight Howard in the final voting tally to become one of the frontline players for the Western Conference.
Joining Love on the frontline are Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant was second in overall voting, bringing in 1,396,294 votes. To put that in perspective, second place at the position was Griffin, who had just 688,466 votes to his name. Love was behind him with 661,246 votes. The guard positions belong to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.
For the Eastern Conference starters, LeBron James of the Miami Heat led all players with 1,416,419 votes. He takes one of the frontcourt positions and the other two go to Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. Both players had quite a bit of support in the voting process. The two guards for the East are Dwyane Wade of the Heat and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
When it comes to the 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters, Bryant will likely be replaced by the coaching staff when the game draws closer. The game itself will take place on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16. The reserves for the game will be announced on TNT next Thursday, Jan. 30.
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