Carmelo Anthony Of Knicks Named 2012 NBA All-Star Game Starter For The East

Carmelo Anthony (7) of the New York Knickslooks to drive to the basket against the New Jersey Nets during their pre season game at Madison Square Garden on December 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony was announced as a 2012 NBA All-Star Game starter for the Eastern Conference on Thursday.

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was named as a starter in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference on Thursday. Anthony and LeBron James of the Miami Heat were the highest vote-getters among forwards in the conference. This will be Anthony fourth All-Star game appearance in eight seasons in the NBA.

Amare Stoudemire finished third among forwards, and has a chance to earn a bench spot for the East along with Knicks teammate Tyson Chandler. The rest of the East starters are entirely unchanged from last season, with Derrick Rose (Chicago) and Dwyane Wade (Miami) manning the two starting guard spots and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic starting at center.

For the West squad, Andrew Bynum (Los Angeles Lakers) is the only new starter from last season. Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Chris Paul (LA Clippers) will start at guard and Blake Griffin (Clippers) and Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) are the two starting forwards. Reserves will be officially announced on Feb. 9 on TNT. The All-Star game will tipoff on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

-- For more on the Knicks, head over to the SB Nation blog, Posting And Toasting.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.