Six Lakers are named on the NBA All-Star Ballot
It's often said that any player on the Lakers roster could start on any NBA team. Well, it turns out that any Lakers starter has the chance to play on the NBA All-Star team.
Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Ron Artest, Derek Fisher and even Andrew Bynum were listed on the 2011 NBA All-Star ballot.
Here's the full list of players who appear on the ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center in each each conference. The starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 27. Fans can vote at NBA.com and by cellphone by texting the player's last name to 69622 (MYNBA). The 120 players on the ballot were selected by ESPN.com's J.A. Adande, TNT play by-play announcer Marv Albert, NBA.com's Art Garcia, Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears, the Toronto Star's Doug Smith and Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen.
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