Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah 3rd at their Position in NBA All-Star Voting

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant of the
Oklahoma City Thunder top the Western Conference, while Dwight Howard of
the Orlando Magic and LeBron James of the Miami Heat lead the Eastern
Conference after the second returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting
presented by T-Mobile. Bryant, The Finals MVP last season, is the
overall leader with 1,153,694 votes.

The 2011 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio
in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories
in more than 40 languages, will be played at STAPLES Center in Los
Angeles - on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.

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2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 969,459; Kevin Garnett (Bos)
712,555; Amar'e Stoudemire (NYK) 637,486; Paul Pierce (Bos) 381,348;
Chris Bosh (Mia) 260,007; Josh Smith (Atl) 193,897; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 159,073; Danilo Gallinari (NYK) 127,726; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 115,660; Danny Granger (Ind) 107,145.

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 938,402; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 777,310; Derrick Rose (Chi) 721,122;
Ray Allen (Bos) 392,441; John Wall (Was) 169,219; Gilbert Arenas (Orl)
144,889; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 128,556; Raymond Felton (NYK) 105,425;
Joe Johnson (Atl) 99,598; Jamal Crawford (Atl) 97,809.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 988,572; Shaquille O'Neal (Bos) 410,663; Joakim Noah (Chi) 153,657;
Al Horford (Atl) 120,404; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 110,153; Andrea Bargnani
(Tor) 92,822; Brook Lopez (NJ) 77,048; Roy Hibbert (Ind) 70,698; JaVale
McGee (Was) 59,508; Ben Wallace (Det) 44,375.

2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Forwards: Kevin Durant (Okc) 735,521; Carmelo Anthony (Den)
602,516; Pau Gasol (LAL) 597,201; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 447,737; Tim
Duncan (SA) 436,651; Blake Griffin (LAC) 435,857; Lamar Odom (LAL)
232,299; Luis Scola (Hou) 197,728; Kevin Love (Min) 171,945; Caron
Butler (Dal) 168,937.

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,153,694; Chris Paul (NOH) 585,690;
Manu Ginobili (SA) 403,632; Steve Nash (Pho) 321,659; Deron Williams
(Utah) 313,011; Jason Kidd (Dal) 234,779; Russell Westbrook (Okc)
233,593; Tony Parker (SA) 219,378; Vince Carter (Pho) 185,213; Eric
Gordon (LAC) 179,917.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 637,527; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 376,283;
Brendan Haywood (Dal) 215,905; Nenê (Den) 211,475; Marc Gasol (Mem)
205,227; Emeka Okafor (NOH) 172,012; Chris Kaman (LAC) 131,741; Marcus
Camby (Por) 111,346; Andris Biedrins (GS) 65,908; Robin Lopez (Pho)
62,199.

In the Western Conference, Bryant, a three-time All-Star MVP, who
garnered the honor in 2002, 2007 and 2009, is followed at guard by the
New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul (585,690). Kevin Durant, a member of
last year's All-NBA First Team, paces forwards in the West (735,521),
with the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony (602,516) second. The Houston Rockets'
Yao Ming (637,527) is the leading vote-getter among Western Conference
centers, with the Lakers' Andrew Bynum (376,283) placing second.

Howard, the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference with
988,572 votes, paces centers in the East, followed by the Boston
Celtics' Shaquille O'Neal (410,663). James, a two-time All-Star MVP
(2006, 2008), leads all Eastern Conference forwards with 969,459 votes,
followed by the Celtics' Kevin Garnett (712,555), MVP of the 2003
All-Star Game. The Heat's Dwyane Wade paces all guards with 938,402
votes; the Celtics' Rajon Rondo is second among guards in the East
(777,310).

2011 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile, with associate
partner 2K Sports, allows fans around the world to vote daily for their
favorite players as starters for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Paper
balloting will continue through Jan. 17, while wireless balloting and
voting on NBA.com will conclude Jan. 23. There are several ways fans can
cast their votes, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on
NBA.com; and through mobile phones by texting the player's last name to
6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting m.nba.com on any wireless carrier.

For SMS voting, fans can vote for All-Stars any time by texting a
player's last name from their mobile phones on any wireless carrier.
Fans can cast one SMS vote per day, per phone number.  Message and data
rates may apply. T-Mobile customers will receive an exclusive 15 percent
discount code to NBAStore.com for voting via SMS voting. Upon voting,
T-Mobile customers will get a bounceback message with a discount code
for them to use on NBAStore.com.

2011 NBA All-Star Balloting Update

Fans can vote directly on NBA.com or use their Facebook profile
information to help create an NBA.com All-Access account, which enables
them to complete a ballot. After submitting their All-Star selections,
fans will have the ability to share them with their friends on Facebook
and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots

Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be
issued regularly leading up to the announcement of the All-Star
starters.  Starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 27, during a
special one-hour pregame show at 7 P.M. ET featuring Ernie Johnson,
Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The special will air prior to TNT's
exclusive doubleheader featuring the Miami Heat at the New York Knicks
(8 P.M. ET) and the Boston Celtics at the Portland Trail Blazers (10:30
P.M. ET).  Following the completion of fan voting and the starting
line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to
determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which
will be announced Thursday, Feb 3, prior to a TNT doubleheader.

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