Kobe Bryant to start in his final ever NBA all-star game

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The 2016 All- Star break isn't far away and now almost everything is confirmed, including the starters for the All-Star game game itself.

The teams are set for the annual East vs West clash which this year will take place in Toronto, Canada.

The last hurrah

The biggest story is that a starter in the Western Conference's team is the man who will be playing in his final ever All-Star game.


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LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has been listed amongst the starters for the Western team and he looks set to end his All-Star career on a high.

Bryant is the highest scorer in All-star history and he will be hoping to add to his tally when he takes to the court for the final time as an All-Star.

Suiting up alongside Bryant for the Western team will be the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry and the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard.

One player from the top two seeds in the West is hardly surprising and they will be joined by two Oklahoma City Thunder stars in Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

Fielding a very strong team by the West, the Eastern Conference representatives will have a big challenge to try and win the game.

The Eastern team is unsurprisingly headed by Cleveland Cavaliers' star LeBron James, but the King will be joined by former Miami Heat team-mate Dwyane Wade.

A member of the home town Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry will also start for the East with the Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony also listed as starters.

One final time

While the hype before the game will surely be surrounding Bryant the fact that this is his final All-Star game will surely not overshadow the game itself.

While he teams with a man who could be capable of overtaking him as the highest scorer in All-Star history - Steph Curry, the West will boast some incredible talent when they arrive in Toronto.

Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Kobe Bryant
LA Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference

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