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Despite only playing in six games this season, Los Angeles Lakers SG Kobe Bryant has been voted to represent the Western Conference in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.

Bryant, who finished with 988,884 fan votes, will appear in his 16th-straight All-Star Game–if he is healthy enough to play, of course.

Bryant, playing in his 18th season, is a 4-time All-Star MVP. The 5-time NBA champion is the only player in NBA history to be selected to 16-straight NBA All-Star games.

Despite being voted as an All-Star this season, Bryant said he does not want to play in the game, according to the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan.

Kobe says he appreciates being voted an All-Star but “with all due respect” doesn’t want to play in the game.

Other notables: Pau Gasol finished 10th in the Western Conference front court voting with 247,323 votes.

Bryant will be joined by Stephen CurryBlake Griffin, Kevin Durant, and Kevin Love in the West’s starting lineup.

  • GM Jack

    Gasol is playing well now. We keep him.

    Let’s trade Kobe and Nash and Blake now for Lebron and Melo. We are good for next 3 years till Durant gets here.

    Any chance before the trade deadline?