2009 NBA All-Star Game

The 2009 NBA All-Star game will be played on February 15 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This will mark the 58th edition of the All-Star game, with the city of Phoenix hosting for the third time (1975, 1995, 2009).

Check out the starting lineups for this year's dazzling display of offensive prowess, as voted for by NBA fans from around the globe.


Starting Lineup - Western Conference

GUARD - Kobe Bryant

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Total Votes: 2,805,397

Stats Through Jan. 30: 23.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 5.2 APG

Bryant was the West's top vote-getter for the second season in a row. This will be the 11th All-Star game appearance for the Lakers' 30-year-old star, who won the game's MVP honours in 2002 and 2007. Player Profile...

GUARD - Chris Paul

Team: New Orleans Hornets

Total Votes: 2,134,798

Stats Through Jan. 30: 21.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 11.1 APG

Paul will make his second All-Star appearance. The 23-year-old leads the NBA this season in assists and steals (as of Jan. 30). Player Profile...

FORWARD - Tim Duncan

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Total Votes: 2,578,168

Stats Through Jan. 30: 20.6 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.6 APG

Duncan will make his 11th appearance at the All-Star game. The 32-year-old big man was the game's co-MVP in 2002 with Shaquille O'Neal. Player Profile...

FORWARD - Amare Stoudemire

Team: Phoenix Suns

Total Votes: 1,460,429

Stats Through Jan. 30: 21.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.2 APG

Stoudemire narrowly beat out the Spurs' Bruce Bowen for a starting spot, edging him by 68,031 votes. Stoudemire will have a chance to be the hometown hero in front of the Phoenix crowd. Player Profile...

CENTRE - Yao Ming

Team: Houston Rockets

Total Votes: 2,532,958

Stats Through Jan. 30: 19.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.8 APG

Yao will start for the sixth time in his career, having finished ahead of Shaquille O'Neal by a comfortable margin of almost 700,000 votes. Dwight Howard's record number of votes received smashes Yao's previous mark of 2,558,278 votes, set four years ago. Four other players from this year's crop also beat that milestone. Player Profile...

Reserves - Western Conference

Player Team Position All-Star Games
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks Forward 8th
Shaquille O'Neal Phoenix Suns Centre 15th
Brandon Roy Portland Trailblazers Guard 2nd
Chauncey Billups Denver Nuggets Guard 4th
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers Centre 2nd
David West New Orleans Hornets Forward 2nd
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs Guard 3rd

Head Coach: Phil Jackson - Los Angeles Lakers

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