Nov 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) and guard Kobe Bryant (24) react during the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Nets 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Virtual Locks For All-Star Team


Tonight the NBA will announce the official results of the vote for the 2013 All-Star game to be played in Houston. Despite the Lakers’ lethargic first half of the season both Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are virtual locks to be participating in the NBA’s talent showcase as starters.

As of two weeks ago Bryant was the leading voter getter among all players. Dwight Howard ranked second in the Western Conference behind Kevin Durant in the new category of Frontcourt.

Beyond that there isn’t much hope for any other Laker getting selected to the team. Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace are the only other Lakers that appear in the top 15 of their respective categories. However only Gasol appeared in the top 5 and his disappointing season isn’t likely to earn him a nod as a reserve.

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