Bryant, who received preliminary results of an MRI exam that showed a torn rotator cuff, seems likely to miss the game.
Bryant made his 17th All-Star team in 19 years, dating back to his first All-Star appearance in his second NBA season. The one missing year was in 1999, with the game canceled during the
Griffin is now a five-time All-Star, receiving the honor for each of his seasons in the league -- save his initial rookie year that saw him sit out with a knee injury.
Bryant and Griffin will join
The East will be represented by
Curry was the leading vote-getter with 1,513,324 votes. Bryant was fourth at 1,152,402 behind James (1,470,483) and Davis (1,369,911). Griffin was third among Western Conference frontcourt players with 700,615 votes.
Clippers point guard
Jeremy Lin (216,246) was ninth among guards in the West.
Paul, a seven-time All-Star, will presumably be named as a reserve. The coaches of each conference will add seven players to their respective teams. If Bryant is unable to play, Commissioner Adam Silver will designate a replacement
Steve Kerr (Warriors) will coach the West, while
The game will be played in New York at