It’s not the most surprising news, but it’s news nevertheless.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been voted by the fans to start for the Eastern Conference in the upcoming All-Star game. James led all Eastern Conference players with 1,583,646 votes, over 100,000 votes more than Carmelo Anthony, who will join LeBron and Dwyane in the starting lineup.
Joining those three will be Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett.
Garnett took the final forward spot, leaving Chris Bosh on the outside looking in. Garnett finished with about 35,000 votes more than Bosh, who failed to win over the fans despite averaging more points and rebounds, while also shooting a career-high field-goal percentage, than the perennial Celtics All-Star.
Wade finished with the most votes among Eastern Conference guards with 1,052,310 votes.
Kobe Bryant led all vote-getters with 1,591,437 votes. He will be starting alongside fellow Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin, and Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant.