Kobe Bryant still leads all players in All-Star voting

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Kobe Bryant still leads all NBA players in voting for the 2016 All-Star Game, according to a tweet posted on Twitter.com.

The tweet was posted on Jan. 7 by Mike Bresnahan, a Los Angeles Lakers beat writer. Bryant, who is playing in his 20th and final NBA season, has been in the lead since vote tallies were first revealed in December.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is still in second place, behind Bryant. Bresnahan’s tweet reads as follows:

Kobe still leads all players in All-Star voting, 1.26 million votes. Curry is second with 926K.

The numbers for both players have continued to increase since initial tallies were revealed. In December, Bryant was in first place with 719,235 votes; Curry was in second with 510,202 votes.

Bryant is on his way to becoming a NBA All-Star for the 18th time in his career. His 17 previous All-Star selections are already the second-most selections of all time by a NBA player.

Bryant is also a four-time NBA All-Star Game MVP. He is the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history with 280 points, thus far. That total is likely to increase come All-Star break, however.

Kobe Bean Bryant was born on Aug. 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa. He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft. He is 37 years old.

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David A. Shelmon was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. Currently, he is an aspiring journalist who focuses primarily on sports. Basketball, in particular, is his specialty. He has written for the likes of AXS.com, Examiner.com and SB Nation-affiliate Hustle Belt. He hopes to expand his writing experience by joining Sports Out West.


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