Thursday Jan. 22, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- He was the first to dress as Superman to win a dunk contest.
He's now the first player to get 3 million votes from fans. Yes, the All-Star Game is fast becoming Dwight Howard's personal showcase.
The Orlando Magic center -- who leads the NBA in rebounds, blocked shots and double-doubles -- got a record 3,150,181 votes to lead this season's All-Star team, released Thursday.
The Feb. 15 game in Phoenix will mark the third All-Star trip for Howard, who'll be starting for the second time and easily topped the previous record of 2,558,278 votes collected by Houston's Yao Ming four years ago.
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