All-Star ’08: First Returns Announced

    The first returns for the 2008 NBA All-Star game, and our very own Kobe Bryant leads the West in total votes. Yeah, leads the West… he has more votes than Yao Ming. Believe it.

    No other Lakers are anywhere to be seen. Lamar has been outvoted by Luis Scola.

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    2008 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 482,127; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 443,117; Tim Duncan (SA) 423,608; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 175,248; Shawn Marion (Pho) 154,641; Josh Howard (Dal) 146,909; Kevin Durant (Sea) 113,314; Luis Scola (Hou) 101,981; Shane Battier (Hou) 95,757; Grant Hill (Pho) 83,544.

    Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 569,302; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 388,959; Steve Nash (Pho) 317,091; Allen Iverson (Den) 292,565; Manu Ginobili (SA) 141,891; Jason Terry (Dal) 121,397; Tony Parker (SA) 117,881; Chris Paul (NO) 110,688; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 103,307; Baron Davis (GS) 100,422.

    Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 439,125; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 286,401; Erick Dampier (Dal) 101,878; Marcus Camby (Den) 94,473; Pau Gasol (Mem) 73,461; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 51,017; Chris Kaman (LAC) 40,256; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 35,601; Tyson Chandler (NO) 32,595; Andris Biedrins (GS) 29,026.

    2008 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING EASTERN CONFERENCE

    Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Bos) 735,664; LeBron James (Clev) 597,768; Chris Bosh (185,294); Paul Pierce (Bos) 164,346; Yi Jianlian (Mil) 98,507; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 73,781; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 70,737; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 63,787; Caron Butler (Wash) 55,796; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 52,734.

    Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 470,921; Jason Kidd (NJ) 343,468; Vince Carter (NJ) 277,705; Ray Allen (Bos) 270,114; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 256,994; Chauncey Billups (Det) 125,202; Michael Redd (Mil) 101,942; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 70,476; Richard Hamilton (Det) 66,617; T.J. Ford (Tor) 58,894.

    Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 596,187; Shaquille O’Neal (Mia) 282,727; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 69,331; Ben Wallace (Chi) 68,871; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 53,107; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 39,764; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 27,814; Emeka Okafor (Cha) 27,040; Eddy Curry (NY) 19,494; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 19,210. .

    Kam Pashai is a co-founder and creative director for LakerNation.com.
    • AnthonY MusiQ

      Andrew Bynum needs to be on here!! Dam…

    • AnthonY MusiQ

      Not Erick Dampier!! He doesn’t have anything on Bynumite!!!

    • xxv112002

      Bynum for All Star 2008! Support our Lakers future once the votes for All star starts.

    • jagjr10

      Where is Andrew Bynum??

    • Tim-4-Show

      Guys, Bynum was left off of the ballot for the 2nd straight year. Last year they had put Mihm there! This year we have no one.

      As for Lamar… he’d better put up some career nights between now and selection time, otherwise he’ll have that star on his head for another year.

    • lakerfan81

      Bynum won’t make the all star team, even if he was on the ballot because there are too many talent forwards/Centers in teh west. Duncan, Stoudamire, Nowitzki, Mello, Howard, Yao (who has a pretty big population in china to back him up), to name a few.

    • Vote

      Kobe should be leading EVERYONE. Respect to KG but Kobe should not be outvoted by LeBron in my opinion

    • lakers4life

      where is deron williams? thats so stupid, jerry stackhouse and not him..even though im not a big fan of him he deserves it