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Second All-Star Returns

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The NBA has released the second returns for the 2011 All-Star voting and the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant still reigns as the top overall vote getter with 1,153,694 votes.

Forward Pau Gasol saw his grip on the second starting forward spot in the West slip as the Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony surpassed him by just five thousand votes. CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!!!

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First All-Star Returns

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The first All-Star returns are in and, as of right now, two Lakers are poised to start for the Western Conference when the game tips off at STAPLES Center on February 20th, 2011.

Kobe Bryant leads all vote getters by a healthy margin, garnering 722,682 votes since the ballots went live on NBA.com. Teammate Pau Gasol is second among Western forwards with 390,808 votes, trailing only Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant at his position.

Other Lakers represented are Andrew Bynum (198,044/2nd among centers), Lamar Odom (134,594/7th among forwards) and Derek Fisher (81,088/10th among guards).

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2011 All-Star Logo Unveiled

11aslogo_500Almost one year after announcing Los Angeles as the host for the 60th NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2011, we now have a logo.

NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver was joined by AEG President & CEO Timothy Leiweke, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Clipper guard Eric Gordon and Laker legend James Worthy, along with the majority of the national basketball media, in a ceremony prior to Game 2 of the Finals to unveil the primary mark for All-Star Weekend 2011.

“We’re looking forward to being back here in Los Angeles for our All Star Weekend or what’s really become a week now. It becomes the center of the basketball world for a week,” said Silver. “I guess this is the center of the basketball world today, but we’ll be doing it again here for a week, and it’s also, as James can attest to, become a reunion for NBA players, as well.”

All-Star Weekend festivities will begin February 18th with the Rookie/Sophmore Game and be followed the next day by All-Star Saturday night.

This will be the fifth time the All-Star Game has been played in Los Angeles and the second time at STAPLES Center. Click here to see photos from the 2004 game.