Four first-time starters for All-Star game

Four players will start next month's All-Star game for the first time in their NBA careers.

Four players have been named in the starting lineups for the All-Star game for the first time in their careers.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love will feature for the Western Conference, while Indiana Pacers small forward Paul George and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving line up for the Eastern Conference side.

Miami Heat duo LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are also included, while New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony completes the Eastern starters.

The league's leading scorer, Kevin Durant, tops the Western voting, while Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin are also included.

The game takes place in New Orleans next month.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012
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