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LeBron James named Cavs' only All-Star starter

Despite early returns, only one Cavalier is named to East's starting lineup.

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The starting lineups for the 2016 All-Star game were announced, and only one Cleveland Cavalier was named to that list.

LeBron James, who was the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference, was selected as one of the starting forwards for the East. This is his 12th selection of his career. He'll be joined by Indiana Pacers' forward Paul George, New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony, Toronto Raptors' guard Kyle Lowry and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

The two who didn't make the list? Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

Because of his injury that made him miss over two months, Irving won't likely make it as a coaches selection, which is why he needed the fan voting in order to get into the game. He was, however, in place to start for the first three ballot returns, only to be overcome by a late-surging Lowry, who was helped by an iPhone giveaway. This is the second consecutive year Lowry had overcome Irving.

Love finished eighth in the ballot. He'll be more likely to make the team as a coaches' selection than Irving due to being healthy for most of the season unlike Irving. And with Cavs' coach David Blatt the head coach of the East, he'll have a very good chance to make the team.