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LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns

LeBron takes over as top vote-getter Curry leapfrogs KD for West lead in NBA All Star voting LeBron James has leapfrogged Giannis Antetokounmpo as the top vote-getter in the second returns of the NBA All Star voting. AP
Lucia Summers | 12 January, 2018, 16:44

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the third-leading vote-getter in the East frontcourt category with 784,287.

Voting began in December, and according to the official rules, the starters will be determined by the fans (50%), players (25%) and media (25%) vote.

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving leads all East guards with 1,370,643 votes, followed by Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (537,168). Stephen Curry passed Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant in overall voting and would be team captain if votes ended today. Houston Rockets' James Harden (978,540) and Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (791,332) are second and third, respectively.

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Previously, players voted to the All-Star roster simply played in a conference matchup, but a new All-Star format has two team captains from a list of players and have them either start or be alternates. The leading vote-getters will be named captains and will select their teammates for the 67th All-Star Game, which will take place on February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately for fans, the National Basketball Association and commissioner Adam Silver have repeatedly said the All-Star draft won't be televised due to the discomfort some players will have over the draft order. For the last two frontcourt spots, I chose Anthony Davis who is now second in frontcourt voting and Pual George. TNT will reveal the All-Star starters plus the two captains on Thursday, January 18th, on their TNT NBA Tip-Off show with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and host Ernie Johnson. Warriors' do-it-all forward Draymond Green (616,730) is at third, followed by DeMarcus Cousins (587,835).

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