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

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

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

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry have taken the overall lead in their respective conferences.

In the East, LeBron James has passed Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading vote-getter and would be the team captain if voting ended today; Ben Simmons is now third in guard votes, passing Victor Oladipo; Enes Kanter also moved past Andre Drummond in frontcourt votes. I believe New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will get a big push from New Yorkers in the coming days for that last frontcourt spot.

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.

Curry leads Western Conference players with 1,369,658 votes, while Durant is right behind him with 1,326,059 in the latest update, per Slater.

Under a revamped All-Star Game format, the two captains this year will choose their rosters from the pool of players voted in as starters and reserves. 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.

The players polling the most outright votes in each conference will be selected as captains. For the last two frontcourt spots, I chose Anthony Davis who is now second in frontcourt voting and Pual George.

The All-Star starters and the two captains will be announced on January 18, with the National Basketball Association coaches choosing the reserves by January 23.

Voting for the All-Star game for fans, players and media ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday.

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