In the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by AT&T, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant lead the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively conferences with more than 3.1 million votes each.
Denver’s Nikola Jokic and James’ teammate Anthony Davis are second and third in the Western Conference frontcourt voting, respectively, behind James. Stephen Curry of Golden State and Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks are in the top two spots in the backcourt vote. Also Read: Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell scores career-high 71 points, join the elite group
They have cast more than 2 million votes for each of the four.
Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee, Joel Embiid of Philadelphia, Jayson Tatum of Boston, and Kyrie Irving of the Celtics have each received more than 2 million votes in the East’s frontcourt voting. With 1.6 million votes, Donovan Mitchell of Cleveland ranks second among guards in the East.
Fans cast 50% of the votes cast for the All-Star team. NBA players and the media share the remaining half equally.
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LeBron James and Kevin Durant Lead the Voting List
James ranks among the NBA’s top players on the shortest of short lists, and he also competes for the Los Angeles Lakers on a significant platform. With an average of 29.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game, he is well on his way to appearing in his 19th All-Star Game overall.
If this voting trend continues, Durant, a superstar of his generation, will be selected to the All-Star game for the 13th time in his career. He averages 29.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for the Nets, who have won 16 of their last 18 games.
Next Thursday will bring the next vote update, and on January 26 on TNT, they will announce the starters. It will then reveal the reserves on TNT on February 2.
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