Lebron James tops voting for All-Star game

MIAMI (Reuters) - Cleveland's LeBron James topped voting for the NBA All-Star Game and Allen Iverson was a surprise starter when the selections were announced on Thursday.

Iverson, whose career looked over before his move back to the Philadelphia 76ers, will line up alongside James, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard in the Eastern Conference team.

The Western Conference starters are Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, Phoenix Suns center Amar'e Stoudemire, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash.

The All-Star game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on February 14.

(Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)