Marc Spears of the Globe reports Kevin Garnett will be an All Star starter
Even with the backing of his homeland of China, New Jersey’s Yi Jianlian couldn’t beat out Boston’s Kevin Garnett for the final Eastern Conference All-Star spot.
According to an NBA source, The Boston Globe has learned that Garnett was named one of two Eastern Conference All-Star forwards. While Cleveland forward LeBron James is presumed to be the other starter, the rest of the starting lineups for both the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars will be announced by TNT at 7 P.M. Garnett, who was the leading voters among all All-Stars last year, is averaging 16.1 points and 9.2 rebounds for the depending champion Celtics. The 2008 all-NBA first team selection was picked as an All-Star for the 12th time. Celtics Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo are Eastern Conference reserve candidates and the rest of the players will be named next Thursday.