Duncan selected All-Star starter for 11th consecutive time


allstarWhile the 2010 NBA All-Star Game will be played in Dallas, Mavericks fans will have to see their hometown favorite Dirk Nowitzki come off the bench.

That’s because Tim Duncan just edged Nowitzki out by over 63,000 votes in the final two weeks to earn his 11th consecutive start.

Duncan, who is averaging 19.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game this year will be joined by Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudamire in the starting lineup for the Western Conference.

The Eastern Conference squad will be made up of Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard.