The starters for the All Star game were announced tonight and as expected, KG was the top vote getter. KG received 2,399,148 votes which is the sixth highest total in NBA All-Star balloting history. This will be KG's 11th All Star Game. Among active players, only Shaquille O'Neal, who has played in 14, has appeared in more.
Paul Pierce finished 4th among forwards, coming in behind KG, Lebron James and Chris Bosh. Ray Allen was third behind Dwayne Wade and Jason Kidd. There is a good case for both of them to be picked by the coaches as reserves. However, if they aren't picked, the rest will definitely do them good. Doc Rivers will be the coach of the Eastern All Star team and the Western coach hasn't been set yet.
Here are the starters for both conferences: Eastern Conference Forwards Kevin Garnett and LeBron James Guards Dwayne Wade an Jason Kidd Center Dwight Howard Coach Doc Rivers
Western Conference Forwards Carmelo Anthony and Tim Duncan Guards Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson Center Yao Ming Coach TBD