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LeBron James tops All-Star voting

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LeBron James was top of the pile in the voting for the NBA All-Star game next month, leading some more surprising choices.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Heat super star's 1,416,419 votes was a bigger total than anybody else's, though this brought little surprise as James is the reigning NBA MVP.

His closest rival for total votes was Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who attracted 1,396,294 ticks in the fan balloting for the match taking place next month in New Orleans.

One surprising result, however, was the inclusion of LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant as a starter, despite him being out since December with a knee injury and not return date set - the latest injury was suffered after only just returning from a torn Achilles.

Bryant was selected for the 16th time, taking him just three behind the record fo NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, though he has already said he has no intention to play and will skip the match.

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