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Jan 25, 2016
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Last Friday, the NBA officially announced the starting fives for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. This year's edition of the ball-tastic festivities is scheduled to happen on February 15 (Philippine time) at the Air Canada Center in Toronto.

For the Western Conference: The Los Angeles Lakers' soon-to-retire superstar Kobe Bryant will be joined by reigning MVP and the Golden State Warriors' Golden Boy Steph Curry, Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard in the first five.


Out in the East: The Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James and hometown star Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors will be leading the pack. Completing the Beasts of the Easts are the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, the Indiana Pacers' Paul George, and the New York KnicksCarmelo Anthony.


By now, we're pretty sure you and your basketball crazy bros are already busy debating on the players who will be voted in by the head coaches to complete the lineups. We're also guessing you have a good idea on who will be the unlucky ones who will be snubbed and left out of the All-Star list.

So, while we're still waiting for the Association to formally announce the All-Star reserves and find out if our bets are correct, why don't we boost the excitement levels by compiling the top plays of the season from this year's NBA All-Star starters!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a preview of things to come!


EAST

Kyle Lowry - Guard, Toronto Raptors

All-Star appearances: 2

2015-2016 current statistics: 20.7 ppg, 6.4 apg, 5.0 rpg, 22.80 PER (player efficiency rating)


Dwyane Wade - Guard, Miami Heat

All-Star appearances: 12

2015-2016 current statistics: 18.2 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.0 rpg, 20.34 PER (player efficiency rating)


Paul George - Forward, Indiana Pacers

All-Star appearances: 3

2015-2016 current statistics: 23.7 ppg, 3.8 apg, 7.2 rpg, 20.70 PER (player efficiency rating)


Carmelo Anthony - Forward, New York Knicks

All-Star appearances: 9

2015-2016 current statistics: 21.3 ppg, 4.0 apg, 7.5 rpg, 20.60 PER (player efficiency rating)


LeBron James - Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

All-Star appearances: 12

2015-2016 current statistics: 25.5 ppg, 6.2 apg, 7.3 rpg, 26.57 PER (player efficiency rating)

WEST

Steph Curry - Guard, Golden State Warriors

All-Star appearances: 3

2015-2016 current statistics: 30.1 ppg, 6.6 apg, 5.4 rpg, 32.65 PER (player efficiency rating)


Russell Westbrook - Guard, Oklahoma Thunder

All-Star appearances: 5

2015-2016 current statistics: 23.9 ppg, 9.7 apg, 7.2 rpg, 28.82 PER (player efficiency rating)


Kobe Bryant - Guard/Forward, Los Angeles Lakers

All-Star appearances: 18

2015-2016 current statistics: 15.8 ppg, 3.5 apg, 3.3 rpg, 12.61 PER (player efficiency rating)


Kevin Durant - Forward, Oklahoma Thunder

All-Star appearances: 7

2015-2016 current statistics: 26.6 ppg, 4.5 apg, 7.7 rpg, 28.03 PER (player efficiency rating)

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Kawhi Leonard

All-Star appearance: 1

2015-2016 current statistics: 20 ppg, 2.6 apg, 6.9 rpg, 25.95 PER (player efficiency rating)

 

Images via 2016 NBA All-Star Twitter page
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