Anthony Davis Named All-Star Starter For Western Conference
New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis has will play in his second straight All-Star game, only this time, he’ll be a starter.
The 21-year old phenom earned 1,369,911 fan votes, third most among all players, trailing only Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (1,513,324) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (1,470,483).
Joining Davis in the Western Conference All-Star starting lineup will be Curry, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin.
For the Eastern Conference, James will be joined by his former teammate, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, as well as Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, and Washington Wizards guard John Wall.
Pau and Marc Gasol are the first ever brothers selected to start in the same NBA All-Star game.
Seven reserves for each conference will be announced at the end of the month, as voted on by NBA head coaches.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will coach the West, while Atlanta Hawks head man Mike Budenholzer will coach the East.
The 64th NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City at Madison Square Garden, on Sunday, February 15th. Tip-off is set for 7:30.