Kobe Bryant Reacts To Leading NBA All-Star 2016 Voting After First Returns
Usatsi_9016955_153179170_lowres
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 NBA All-Star Game will be held this season in Toronto and by the way things are going, Kobe Bryant will take his talents across the border. The first return of All-Star voting was released prior to the Christmas Day game, and Kobe leads all players with 719,235 votes.

The NBA will allow three frontcourt players in the starting five per conference, and Bryant looks like a lock to claiming one of those spots. Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin round out the other frontcourt players, while Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook are the two guards.

After the Lakers-Clippers Christmas Day game, Bryant spoke to the media about being the leading vote getter, and even he was surprised at the numbers according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Bryant has been named an All-Star starter 17 times in his career, and he will likely have one more chance to play in front of the fans this season. Although he may not be playing at an All-Star level, fans want Bryant to celebrate his final All-Star Game in Toronto.

This season, Bryant has averaged 17.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. The Lakers are a struggling team, but there will be no bigger story during All-Star Weekend than the five-time champion himself.

You May Also Like

NBA News: League Officially Passes New Draft Lottery Reform, Player Resting Rules

With the act of ‘tanking’ seemingly becoming commonplace in the NBA, the idea of draft lottery reform has picked up steam over the past couple of years…

Ron Artest: The Humanitarian

For his entire NBA career, Ron Artest has been “that guy”. That…

Anthony Davis: Game 2 Not Needed For Confidence, But Was ‘Must-Win’ For Lakers

After a disappointing Game 1 performance, the Los Angeles Lakers and particularly Anthony Davis were intent on…

Patience Is Best Course Of Action In Lakers Pursuit Of Paul George

Magic Johnson, who has taken over as President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, made headlines recently when he expressed his desire for the Lakers to land a superstar player….