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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Lead Current 2017 NBA All-Star Game Voting

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Lead After First Return of 2017 NBA All-Star Voting by Fans

The first returns are in for the Fans vote for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game presented by Verizon, and the NBA Champion Cleveland Cav’s are being well represented.  LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are leading the way as the top two vote recipients overall.  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.

James has received 595,288 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.  Assuming the voting trends remain the same he will be joined by teammate Kyrie Irving who has received 543,030 votes thus far.

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) 595,288
2          Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 500,663
3          Kevin Love (CLE) 250,347
4          Joel Embiid (PHI) 221,984
5          Carmelo Anthony (NY) 189,817
6          Jimmy Butler (CHI) 189,066
7          Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 184,166
8          Paul George (IND) 138,332
9          Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 72,628
10        Jabari Parker (MIL) 64,141


1          Kyrie Irving (CLE) 543,030
2          Dwyane Wade (CHI) 278,052
3          DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 253,340
4          Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 193,297
5          Derrick Rose (NY) 129,924
6          Kyle Lowry (TOR) 128,940
7          John Wall (WAS) 87,360
8          Jeremy Lin (BKN) 59,562
9          Kemba Walker (CHA) 52,122
10        Avery Bradley (BOS) 32,822

Western Conference


1          Kevin Durant (GS) 541,209
2          Zaza Pachulia (GS) 439,675
3          Kawhi Leonard (SA) 341,240
4          Anthony Davis (NO) 318,144
5          Draymond Green (GS) 236,315
6          DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 202,317
7          Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 125,278
8          LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 101,724
9          Blake Griffin (LAC) 100,524
10        Marc Gasol (MEM) 97,370


1          Stephen Curry (GS) 523,597
2          James Harden (HOU) 519,446
3          Russell Westbrook (OKC) 501,652
4          Klay Thompson (GS) 293,054
5          Chris Paul (LAC) 173,830
6          Damian Lillard (POR) 117,857
7          Eric Gordon (HOU) 76,609
8          Manu Ginobili (SA) 65,832
9          Andre Iguodala (GS) 64,247
10        Zach LaVine (MIN) 53,642


For those who are interested in voting there are a few different ways to do so.

Fans can go to where they can fill out one ballot per day.  fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference.

Another easy way to vote for mobile users is by using the NBA App. to access their ballot where the same rules apply to the voting.

The NBA is also using Twitter and Facebook as methods for fans to vote.  Fans simply place an NBA players first and last name, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE to cast for the players they want to see starting the game.  Each Tweet on Twitter or post on Facebook may only include one player’s name and can only be done 10 times each day.

Fans can also turn to Google Search to place their vote.  Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” and use the available voting cards to select teams and then players from that team.  Fans can also only vote up to 10 times per day throughout the voting period.


2017 NBA All-Star Game

The 66th NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orléans and will air on TNT for the 15th consecutive year.