Bryant was voted in as a starter, by the fans last week, to his 17th All-Star Game, second only to
The 36-year old Bryant missed last year's game with a knee injury, and also sat out in 2010, and played a token three minutes in 2008.
Making his first All-Star appearance, Cousins is averaging 23.8 points and 12.3 rebounds a game this season for the Kings.
The Eastern Conference will be represented by
Starters were named by fan vote, while NBA coaches chose the reserves. The commissioner may also need to replace Wade (hamstring) on the East's squad.
All-Star snubs include
The game will be held in New York at