Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month's game in Houston.
Tom Haberstroh asks can Kobe share the ball and offers his 10 things to watch this season.
David Thorpe says potent duos not only make a great combination, but the also make each other and their teammates better.
LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the All-NBA team, while Kobe Bryant earned his 10th first-team selection, tied for second on the career list.
NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive squad Wednesday, while Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler didn't even crack the first team.
Chris Broussard writes that it's time for Dwight Howard to stop worrying about the potential backlash and finally force a trade to the Nets. However, there are other intriguing destinations for Howard if a deal to New Jersey doesn't work out.
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant have been selected to the NBA all-defensive first team for a record-tying ninth time.
Kobe. Dwight. LeBron. KG. The preps-to-pros era is giving the NBA a new look ... never to be seen again.