Yao, Kobe, Shaq headline All-Star starters roster
Yao Ming edged Kobe Bryant as the top vote-getter in fan balloting for the 55th NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and Shaquille O'Neal became the fifth player in league history to earn 13 consecutive selections for the midseason showcase.
Yao and Tracy McGrady give the host Houston Rockets two starters in the Feb. 19 game. They were joined on the Western Conference squad by Bryant, San Antonio's Tim Duncan and reigning MVP Steve Nash of Phoenix -- who will be a first-time ...
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