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OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant likely to start in NBA All-Star game

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm •  Published: January 13, 2011
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The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant is on the verge of starting his first NBA All-Star game.

In the fourth and final update for NBA All-Star balloting, Durant remains atop fan voting among Western Conference forwards. Durant has garnered more than 1.2 million votes, second only in the conference to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

Durant leads Denver forward Carmelo Anthony, who is second among West forwards by roughly 300,000 votes.

The top two forwards, as voted upon by the fans, will start the Feb. 18 All-Star game in Los Angeles.

The game's starters will officially be announced Jan. 27 on TNT.

Paper balloting for the All-Star game ends Jan. 17, while online voting ends Jan. 23..

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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