James Harden to Represent Houston Rockets in All-Star Game

By Michael Ma

Jan 23, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) smiles before a game against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named as a Western Conference All-Star reserve last night.  In his first season as a Rocket, Harden is the fifth leading scorer in the NBA, at 25.8 points, while also averaging 5.4 assists.  Since being acquired days before the season, Harden’s play has helped the Rockets defy expectations thus far, as Houston has become a legitimate playoff contender.  With Houston being the host for this year’s All-Star Game, it should be a great sight to see Harden representing the home town team. The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Here is the complete list of Western and Eastern Conference All-Stars, players in bold denote starters:


Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs

Russell Westbrook- Oklahoma City Thunder

James Harden- Houston Rockets

Tim Duncan- San Antonio Spurs

Zach Randolph- Memphis Grizzlies

LaMarcus Aldridge- Portland Trail Blazers

David Lee- Golden State Warriors

 Kobe Bryant- Los Angeles Lakers

 Dwight Howard- Los Angeles Lakers

Chris Paul- Los Angeles Clippers

 Blake Griffin- Los Angeles Clippers

Kevin Durant- Oklahoma City Thunder


Kyrie Irving- Cleveland Cavaliers

Paul George- Indiana Pacers

Jrue Holiday- Philadelphia 76ers

Tyson Chandler- New York Knicks

Joakim Noah- Chicago Bulls

Luol Deng- Chicago Bulls

Chris Bosh- Miami Heat

 Lebron James- Miami Heat

Dwayne Wade- Miami Heat

 Carmelo Anthony- New York Knicks

Kevin Garnett- Boston Celtics

 Rajon Rondo- Boston Celtics