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Love, Curry, Kobe All-Star starters

It will be a contest for the young -- and, in a couple of cases, the old -- when the 2014 All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Feb. 16. Or it could be, if everyone is healthy by then. The starters have been unveiled, with four first-time starters -- the Western Conference's Stephen Curry and Kevin Love and the Eastern Conference's Paul George and Kyrie Irving -- joining regulars such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and, yes, Kobe Bryant. (Blake Griffin was the other.) Wade and, especially, Bryant earned votes despite fighting through injuries this season. Who didn't deserve the call? Who did but must wait until next Thursday, when the reserves are announced? Cast your votes below!

  • Which would win a game of five-on-five (with all healthy)?

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  • Which All-Star starter was the weakest choice?

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  • Who was the biggest All-Star starter snub?

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  • Who should start the All-Star Game in Kobe Bryant's absence?

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  • Which first-time starter will have the best NBA career?

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  • In general, what grade would you give the fans in selecting the 2014 All-Star Game starters?

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