Iverson, Duncan Lead NBA All-Stars
NEW YORK (AP) _ MVP Allen Iverson of Philadelphia and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan head the NBA’s All-Star team chosen by a 124-member panel of writers and broadcasters.
Iverson, who led the balloting with 612 points, and Duncan, who finished four points back, were joined on the first team by Chris Webber of Sacramento, Shaquille O’Neal of Los Angeles and Jason Kidd of Phoenix.
Kidd actually had one less point (423) than Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, but made the first team because slots were allocated by position. Garnett is a forward and Kidd is a guard.
Joining Garnett on the second team were the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Toronto’s Vince Carter, Orlando’s Tracy McGrady and Philadelphia’s Dikembe Mutombo.
Karl Malone of Utah led the third team, which also included David Robinson of San Antonio, Gary Payton of Seattle, Ray Allen of Milwaukee and Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas.
Points were allocated on a 5-3-1 basis for first, second and third teams.