Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James Lead NBA All-Star Game 1st Voting Results


The voting for next month's NBA All-Star Game in full swing, the NBA released its first votes tally Thursday afternoon.

The usual suspects were among the top vote-getters with Milwaukee Bucks' star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo holding a slim lead over Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

Durant has a comfortable lead over every other frontcourt player in the Western Conference, while Curry is holding off James Harden of the Houston Rockets for the most votes received by a guard. Russell Westbrook is third among backcourt players with 438,469 votes, Paul George is fifth in the frontcourt with 291,495 votes, and Carmelo Anthony rings in at number seven in the frontcourt with 194,239 votes.

This upcoming edition of the mid-season festivities will be using a different format - the top vote getters from the East and West will serve as team captains of their conference and will choose the players from the pool who were chosen by fans, media and colleagues. Draymond Green is now sitting in fourth-place among Western Conference forwards with 325,612 votes, and Klay Thompson is in fourth-place among guards with 359,442 votes.

TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters, including the two captains, on Thursday, Jan. 18 during TNT NBA Tip-Off at 4 p.m. PT. Captains will select their final teams on January 25.

The All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. That total put him ahead of James by 7,336 votes. To cast your vote for your favorite Thunder players, you can do so right here.

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Fan balloting weighs 50 percent of the overall vote, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each.

The next fan voting update will be shared on Friday, Jan. 12 (AEDT), with fan voting ending on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters.

See below for the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon.

Google Search: Search "NBA Vote All-Star" or "NBA Vote Team Name" and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.

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