With so much NFL talk we can’t forget that one week right after Super Bowl XLVII, for some the NBA season kicks off with the NBA All-Star weekend in Houston. As it seems year after year, more and more people are concerned with the line-up but never take much interest in the game. Nonetheless, it seems that the same cast of characters will be hitting the hardwood again.

Making an NBA record 15th consecutive appearance, Kobe Bryant will lace up with three other players from Los Angeles, Lakers teammate Dwight Howard and the Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Last year’s MVP Kevin Durant will complete the starting five.

On the East you have Kevin Garnett, the reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, and New York’s Carmelo Anthony.

Reserves will be announced next Thursday. Coaches will vote for seven players in their conferences: two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position, and can’t vote for a player on their own team.

All of the All-Star weekend festivities kick-off on Thursday, February 14th with most of the events being seen on TNT. The All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 17th on TNT.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English