2016 NBA ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED! KOBE, STEPHEN CURRY LEAD THE PACK!

KOBE BRYANT and LEBRON JAMES headline the conference field respectively for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Bryant, in his 20th and final NBA season, was the top vote-getter with 1,891,614 votes. Bryant's All-Star teammate STEPHEN CURRY finished second with 1,604,325 votes. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard join Bryant

MICHAEL JORDAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT IN CHARLOTTE!

Mamba in the Mirror: Jordan must have felt like he was looking at a reflection of himself in Kobe back in 2001. The Mamba Retirement party continues in Charlotte as MICHAEL JORDAN pays a humble tribute to KOBE BRYANT during the Lakers-Hornets pre-game festivities... Video courtesy: NBA For years Kobe's mentor and confidant,

KOBE BRYANT BEING BENCHED IS ‘NOT AN OPTION’ SAYS BYRON SCOTT!

Legacy and respect: Scott believes Kobe's resume and status with the Lakers affords him the honor of starting. In what looks to be KOBE BRYANT's swan song season, the 20-year NBA superstar veteran is looking anything but super as he struggles to find his shot, his accuracy and his legs. Yet