Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Stats at All-Star break: 6 G, 13.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 6.3 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG
We can't say we were all that shocked when NBA fans voted Kobe Bryant as starter for the Western Conference in this year's All-Star game, and it's just the latest piece of ammunition in the argument that the format of the player selection should be revisited. Sure, Kobe's a great (albeit declining) player, but there's no logical way he can be seen as a viable All-Star this season. Kobe's got a lot to prove when he does come back from his knee injury, namely that he can play at a high enough level that next season he's worthy of consideration.