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Kobe Bryant’s career continues to new levels as his legacy grows with each passing today. Yesterday Bryant was voted as a starter in the All-Star game for a record 15th consecutive time. The fans punched Bryant’s name more than any other on the ballot as KB24 edged LeBron James in popularity ironically on the same night in which James bested him on the court.
Of his 17 years in the NBA Bryant has been an All-Star 15 times and has been named the game’s MVP 4 times. Despite the Lakers’ lackluster season there is no arguing Bryant is having one of the best campaigns of his career sitting atop the league in scoring.
One man that has drawn the ire of some for his selection to the team is Bryant’s teammate Dwight Howard. D12 will be making the trip to Houston as a starter thanks to the fans who tabbed the first year Laker as one of the top frontline players in the Western Conference.
Howard’s numbers are down this year from last and his team is below .500 which makes the selection of two Lakers as starters all the more disconcerting.
None the less, the All-Star game is an exhibition for the fans and these are the players they want to see in Houston on February 17th.