NBA All-Star starters named, Kobe Bryant is landslide leader

NBA Basketball

The starting lineups for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Valentine's Day in Toronto, were announced Thursday, and it's clear basketball fans want to give Kobe Bryant a memorable farewell in his last season.

Bryant was the leading vote-getter among all players with 1,891,614 votes, almost 300,000 more than second-place Stephen Curry. He also led all frontcourt players in the Western Conference by more than 900,000 votes. Kevin Durant was second.

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Here is the full list of starters for the East and West:

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Eastern Conference

G — Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (12th selection)

G — Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors (second selection)

F — LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (12th selection)

F — Paul George, Indiana Pacers (third selection)

F — Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (ninth selection)

Western Conference

G — Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (third selection)

G — Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (18th selection)

G — Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma Ci

ty Thunder (fifh selection)

F — Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder (seventh selection)

F — Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (first-time All-Star)

The reserves, who are voted in by coaches, will be announced Jan. 28.