26 May 2012

Bryant, LeBron and Durant lead NBA All-Star team

12:23 pm on 26 May 2012

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and league MVP LeBron James highlight the NBA's All-Star team.

The trio are joined in the team by Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.

For Bryant, it marks his seventh consecutive and 10th first All-Star team selection.

Durant, who edged Bryant for the scoring title with an average of 28 points per game, earned 117 first-team votes.

James received 118 of 120 first-team votes to make his fifth consecutive team.

The second team consists of guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, forwards Kevin Love and Blake Griffin and centre Andrew Bynum.

The third team comprises guards Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade, forwards Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki and centre Tyson Chandler.

This is Chandler's second award this month as he was recently named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.