When the 2011 NBA All-Star Game is played in the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 20, will Carmelo Anthony still be a member of the Denver Nuggets? With a deal to the New Jersey Nets or the New York Knicks looming, we could see Anthony playing for the Eastern Conference. Be that as it may, Carmelo Anthony still holds a starting spot for the Western Conference after the latest NBA All-Star results were released.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant leads Western conference voting for forwards with 1,270,729 ballots, while Carmelo Anthony is second with 945,270. The Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol is third and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin is fourth. San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan rounds out the top five.
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant leads Western Conference guards and league-wide ballots with 1,757,216 votes. The Nuggets' Chauncey Billups was placed on the ballot, but he has not appeared in the top 10.
Nene still holds third-place among Western Conference centers, behind only Yao Ming (who is out for the season) and Andrew Bynum.