Kobe Bryant, despite playing in just six games this season due to an Achilles injury and a fractured knee, was voted as a starter for the Western Conference All-Star team. The 35-year-old Lakers guard is not expected to play, but he nonetheless led all guards in the West and was joined in the backcourt by Golden State's Stephen Curry, who will be playing in his first All-Star Game. Thunder forward Kevin Durant topped the West in votes with nearly 1.4 million and is joined in the frontcourt by the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Minnesota's Kevin Love, who passed Houston's Dwight Howard in the final week of voting. Durant fell shy of overcoming LeBron James as the top overall vote- getter. James will be joined in the Eastern Conference starting lineup by Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, Indiana's Paul George, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving. The game will be played Feb. 16 in New Orleans. The reserves will be announced on Jan. 30.