Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant leads the NBA in All-Star votes, totaling 977,444 as of Thursday, Dec. 27, according to the league. Bryant leads the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. 

Earlier this season, Bryant reached the 30,000-point plateau in his illustrious career. Currently, he leads the league in points per game, averaging 30.2.

According to a prepared statement released by the NBA, the 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston, Tex. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 (8 p.m. ET), televised exclusively on TNT and broadcast exclusively on ESPN Radio in the U.S. The All-Star Game will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

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