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James, Curry Lead After 2nd Round All-Star Voting Returns

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The 2nd Round of the 2017 NBA AllStar Fan Votes are in

James, Curry Lead After 2nd Round of All-Star Voting Returns

The second round of returns are in for the Fans vote for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game presented by Verizon, and Still holding strong at the top for the Cleveland Cav’s is LeBron James.   Kyrie Irving who was in the top two vote recipients overall after round one has fallen to number 4. Also representing last years NBA finals in the voting is Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors who lead the Western Conference in votes.  Both players seen a jump in their votes as Curry now hold a narrow lead at the 2nd spot over Durant.

James has received 1,066,147  votes to earn him the top spot in the voting returns. James is a 12-time All-Star and is looking to make his 13th appearance.

In December the NBA announced that for the first time ever, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in selecting the starters for the NBA All-Star Game. Fans will make up 50% of the vote, while current players and a media panel will count for 25% each. Player and media voting starts next week, with each participant completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Below is a current list of where each player ranks after the first returns came in.



Eastern Conference


1 LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110
3 Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328
4 Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300
5 Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448
6 Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716
7 Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106
8 Paul George (IND) 249,484
9 Jabari Parker (MIL) 120,022
10 Tristan Thompson (CLE) 114,759


1 Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362
2 Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866
3 DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 453,538
4 Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671
5 Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668
6 Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804
7 John Wall (WAS) 173,148
8 Jeremy Lin (BKN) 109,088
9 Kemba Walker (CHA) 105,637
10 Avery Bradley (BOS) 64,157

Western Conference


1 Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479
2 Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376
3 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766
4 Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201
5 Draymond Green (GS) 464,319
6 DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225
7 Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979
8 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 192,784
9 Blake Griffin (LAC) 172,393
10 Marc Gasol (MEM) 172,146


1 Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390
2 James Harden (HOU) 961,685
3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024
4 Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430
5 Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076
6 Damian Lillard (POR) 208,171
7 Eric Gordon (HOU) 191,407
8 Andre Iguodala (GS) 130,224
9 Manu Ginobili (SA) 122,333
10 Zach LaVine (MIN) 94,867


Don’t miss your opportunity to cast a vote for your favorite player.


How Fans Can Vote

NBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through, the NBA App (available on Android and iOS), Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China. All current NBA players are available for selection. voting page at Fill out one full ballot per day (once every 24 hours) on from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle. Fans may vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the NBA All-Star voting period.
Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post. Each post may include only one player’s name. Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period.
Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (ex: NBA Vote Celtics) and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period.


 The 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 15th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 32nd year of NBA All-Star coverage. 

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