2015 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star starters: -John Wall -Carmelo Anthony -Kyle Lowry -Pau Gasol -LeBron James (2nd highest vote-getter)— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 23, 2015
It's Lowry's first time being named an All-Star starter in his career. He has been on an roll this season averaging 19.8 PPG, 7.5 APG, and 4.9 RPG. He's shooting 43% from the field (32.9% from deep) and 80% from the free throw line.
Fellow starter and Washington Wizards' point guard John Wall is also starting his first All-Star game.
Lowry's hopes for a starting job in the ASG seemed lost when he trailed Wade just days before voting closed. However Justin Bieber tweeted out his support to the Raptor when he most needed it.
Unsurprisingly, the pop singer failed in his mission as all All-Star tweets needed to include the hashtag #NBAballot to count as a vote. Each RT of a tweet that included the hashtag equaled 1 vote. Thankfully those lost votes did not matter. The tweet was enough to raise awareness to vote for Kyle.
Congrats to my brother Kyle Lowry @Klow7 on making the All Star East!! Well deserved.— Drizzy (@Drake) January 23, 2015
The All-Star Game will be held on February 15th at 8:30pm at Madison Square Garden.