Vote Total: 553,222
Career All-Star Start: 11th
Career All-Star Selection: 15th
2012-13 Season Averages: 18.6 PER, 14.6 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG
Kevin Garnett will make his 15th career All-Star Game appearance. 2013 will mark his 11th All-Star game start.
It is KG's first selection since 2011 and first start since 2010.
Garnett was involved in a heated race with Chris Bosh for the final frontcourt spot in the All-Star starting lineup. KG led Bosh by 20,522 votes after the third returns (via NBA.com).
Garnett proved to be the eventual victor.
For the season, Garnett is averaging 14.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. KG's overall production hasn't been this low since his rookie season in 1995-96.
Garnett ranks fifth amongst qualified Eastern Conference centers in Player Efficiency Rating at 18.6. KG ranks 55th in the NBA in Value Added and 53rd in Estimated Wins Added.
As for his statistical impact on the Boston Celtics, the team is allowing an average of 90.0 points per 48 minutes with Garnett on the floor.
When he is on the bench, the Celtics are allowing 100.5 per 48.
The legendary big man pads his Hall of Fame resume by making his 15th career All-Star Game appearance in 18 seasons. Not bad.