NBA has announced that Lebron James and Nets forward Kevin Durant currently top the All-Star votes for the Western and Eastern conferences respectively with more than 3 million votes each. Joining James and Durant are Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving who lead the votes in the guard positions.
In the first returns, it seems that James and Durant are set to lead their respective conferences once again following Team LeBron’s narrow 163-160 victory over Team Durant in last year’s All-Star game. Runner-ups in each conference include MVP race leader Nikola Jokić (Western) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Eastern) for the Frontcourt and Luka Dončić (Western) and Donovan Mitchell (Eastern) for guards who both recently broke their respective franchise points records.
Fan submissions account for 50% of the overall vote to determine the starters for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game with NBA players and a media panel accounting for 25% of the vote each.
Take a look at the top 10 vote-getters by position in the first fan returns for the NBA All-Star game below. Voting is now open on the NBA website and the next fan-voting update is scheduled to be shared on January 12.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead their respective conferences in the first fan returns of #NBAAllStar Voting presented by AT&T.
Fans account for 50% of the vote to decide All-Star starters. NBA players and a media panel account for 25% each.
The next fan update is Jan. 12. pic.twitter.com/osVeUGI8H4
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) January 5, 2023
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