Do Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant Deserve Starter Status in 2016 NBA All-Star Game?

January 21st, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Kobe Bryant secured his 17th straight starting nod for the West while Dwyane Wade locked down his 10th start for the East in the last 11 seasons, according to Inside the NBA's release of the ballot results for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

In terms of legacy, these two have ironclad cases for All-Star consideration. And when it comes to the true spirit of the game—to entertain the league's legions of fans—there's no way to keep Bryant and Wade out of the Air Canada Centre on Valentine's Day.

"He deserves it," Kevin Durant, an All-Star starter in his own right, recently told Bleacher Report's Michael Pina of Bryant's prospects. "He’s done so much for the game, and the fans love him. And they’ve been loving him for a long time. So he deserves it, man. It’s his last year. Of course, every year somebody gets snubbed from the All-Star Game. But, you know, this year, they won’t mind seeing Kobe Bryant in there."

Durant could've just as easily said the same of Wade, save for the hint toward retirement.


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