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The NBA All-Star Game!

2011 NBA All-Star Weekend is Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20 and taking place in Los Angeles, California. Sunday, February 20, 2011 the NBA All-Star Game will kick off 8pm EST.
The NBA All-Star Game is almost here and as the starting lineups are announced, it's never too early to make a quick prediction about the game itself. As always, it's sure to be a game with no defense, and the scores might just reach nearly three hundred points combined. No matter what you say about the NBA, it's always fun to see this kind of talent on a single court, and it should be a fun & exciting event.
The 2011 NBA All Stars line-up will include: Starting for the East: LeBron James (Miami), Amar'e Stoudemire (New York), Dwyane Wade (Miami), Derrick Rose (Chicago), and Dwight Howard (Orlando). Reserve players for the East will be: Ray Allen (Boston), Chris Bosh (Miami), Kevin Garnett (Boston), Al Horford (Atlanta), Joe Johnson (Atlanta), Paul Pierce (Boston), and Rajon Rondo (Boston). Head Coach for the East will be Doc Rivers (Boston).
Starting for the West: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Carmelo Anthony (Denver), Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Chris Paul (New Orleans), and the fifth starter was Yao Ming, but he is injured and not playing at this time. Other reserve players include: Tim Duncan (San Antonio), Manu Ginobili (San Antonio), Pau Gasol (L.A. Lakers), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), Deron Williams (Utah). Reserve players entering the game for the first time are: Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers), Kevin Love (Minnesota), and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City). The West’s Head Coach will be Gregg Popovich (San Antonio).
Recent news has the injured Yao Ming being replaced by newcomer to the All Stars, Kevin Love but this is the All Stars and that could possibly change if even unlikely.
This game has no meaning, fewer watchers, but can be fun to watch. The dunks are usually impressive, but the lack of defense makes this game all show. This game will come down to whoever shoots the best, and that's basically it.
A team comprised of Stoudemire, Wade, Rose, Howard, and LeBron is going to be hard to beat. This being said, who knows what could truly happen. Both teams are loaded with talent and it's really just a shooting and dunking contest, yet I still give the East the edge when it comes to picking a winner.
A record-breaking attendance of 108,713 fans was recorded last year as this grows in popularity with fans getting to see the best of the best in one venue.