Stephen Curry ranked top in All-Star voting. A surprise considering he passed LeBron by more than 42,000 votes, but not a surprise when you look at his performance this season. This is his second season as a starter in the All-Star Game. Hard to imagine that just 2 years ago he didn’t make it into the game, despite an impressive season.
Another player to watch out for: Anthony Davis. He’s third overall in All-Star voting after Curry and James. At 21, he’ll be the youngest starter on the court. He’s really become a force, a frontcourt powerhouse in just his 3rd season.
The All-Star Game will be in Madison Square Garden on February 15th. The legendary arena is home to the struggling Knicks. Nonetheless, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will be in the starting lineup for the East. Look for him to show the NBA he’s not a bad player, but a good player in a bad situation. He’ll want to redeem himself after 2 awful seasons. Look for him to show out on his home court, in the city of his birth.
Another star on a struggling team, Kobe Bryant was elected to start for the West. Not sure how likely we are to see him play after injuring his shoulder a few days ago. This may be his last All-Star Game, and perhaps his last season, unless he can find some fountain of youth to imbibe upon. But Kobe is a resourceful cat, so we’ll see.
NBA stars looking to impress at 2015 All-Star Game in NYC.
Anyhow, this year’s All-Star Game will also see events in Brooklyn, too, as the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, will be open on the Friday and Saturday before the main competition. There you can catch the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest, Rising Stars game, and all the other events that make All-Star Weekend such a fun time.