James Harden and Klay Thompson Named All-Star Starters

by February 12, 2015

Steve Kerr will go with a three-guard starting lineup in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game — Klay Thompson and James Harden have been named starters for the Western Conference.

With the injuries to Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin, Kerr decided to give the starting nod to Thompson and Harden.

Per the San Fran Chronicle:

Despite their exhaustion, the Warriors managed to win again (Wednesday) and can celebrate during All-Star weekend with the league’s best record (42-9), a four-game lead over Memphis atop the Western Conference and an 8½-game lead over the Clippers atop the Pacific Division.


Thompson and (Stephen) Curry will become the Warriors’ first duo of All-Star starters since 1967, when Rick Barry won the MVP at the Cow Palace and started alongside Nate Thurmond.


“It’s exciting. It’s great for me and my family …,” Thompson said. “I’m going to try to get as much rest as possible this weekend, but that’s going to be one awesome moment to start the All-Star Game on such a big stage.” […] “It’ll be a great weekend for (Thompson) and Steph and for our whole organization, really,” Kerr said. “It’s such an honor and a great sign of how far the Warriors have come the past few years and the work that’s gone into changing the fortunes of the franchise.”