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Steph Curry leads all Western Conference guards in All Star voting

NBA’s all-star fan voting returns solid numbers for Joel Embiid Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler Kevin Durant not among Western Conference starters in fan voting for NBA All-Star Game
Rita Gibson | 12 January, 2019, 14:28

As the leading overall vote-getter so far, James is also atop among Western Conference forwards, with two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors leading among West guards.

The second returns on fan voting were released on Thursday and George is in position to start in the All-Star Game for the first time as a Western Conference player and the first time since 2016 when he was with Indiana.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James leads all players in the league with 2,779,812 votes. LeBron still leads all vote-getters with almost 2.8 million votes, while the Greek Freak leads the Eastern Conference with 2.67 million, slightly ahead of Kyrie Irving.

The fan vote, which opened on Christmas Day, accounts for 50% of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leader in the Eastern Conference with 2,670,816 votes. Current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25% of the vote.

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Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 21 to get their votes in.

The game will follow last year's format, with the two team captains drafting rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves and making their picks regardless of conference affiliation. Unlike previous year, the All-Star draft WILL be televised this season although the draft date has not yet been announced.

The teams aren't split by conference for the actual game, though. Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook remain the third and fourth guards, respectively, in the conference.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers practices for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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