NBA releases 2011 All-Star ballot

NEW YORK ( -- The NBA on Thursday released this season's All-Star ballot during a ceremony in the event's host city, Los Angeles. The league's 60th All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center on Feb. 20, 2011.

The ballot lists 120 players -- 24 guards, 24 forwards and 12 centers from each conference -- all of whom were selected by a media panel that includes's Ian Thomsen. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference, and the starters will be announced Jan. 27 during a one-hour, pre-game show before a TNT doubleheader featuring the Miami Heat and New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers.

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