The Lakers are sending 34-year old shooting guard Kobe Bryant and 27-year old center Dwight Howard to the All-Star Game as starters. Bryant has played in 46 games (all starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 38.7 minutes, 28.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He has played in 13 All-Star Games (all starts) so far in his career and he is averaging 27.8 minutes, 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Howard has played in 43 games (all starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 34.7 minutes, 16.5 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.4 blocked shots per game. He is shooting 57.7% from the floor, but only 49.6% from the free throw line so far this year. Howard has played in 6 All-Star Games (5 starts) so far in his NBA career and he is averaging 26.5 minutes, 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game. The Lakers should be well represented at the All-Star Game this year.
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