For the fourth time in his 20-year career, Kobe Bryant has been named the All-Star game’s leading vote-getter.
The league announced today that Bryant had amassed an incredible 1,891,614 fan votes, beating reigning MVP Stephen Curry by almost 300,000 votes.
The results mark Bryant’s record-setting 18th consecutive All-Star selection. The five-time NBA champion has been named the MVP of the All-Star game four times.
Bryant will start for the West alongside Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, while LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry will represent the East.
“I look forward to hopefully being healthy and going out there and playing well,” Bryant said.
The game is set to be played on February 14 in Toronto, Canada.