NBA: Lakers’ James maintains lead in All-Star voting

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (Getty Images via AFP)

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James remains the top voter in the second round of fan votes for the league’s NBA All-Star Game on Thursday.

James is on track to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only 19-time All-Stars in history when the mid-season exhibition was held on February 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In the most recent return, James had 4,825,229 votes, and as the leader in terms of votes in the West, he is trending towards captaincy for the sixth year in a row.

He could again find himself up against the team captained by Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets star, who led the Eastern vote with 4,509,238 votes even though he was expected to. will be out for about a month after spraining his right knee ligament this week.

The top three court players and the top two defenders in each conference will be chosen as starters with the players with the most votes in each conference serving as captain and choosing their team.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic remains second among Western Conference court players and James’ Lakers teammate Anthony davis remains in third.

Durant led the East court players, just ahead of Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo with 4,467,306 votes.

Boston’s Jayson Tatum overtook Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid for third place.

Golden State’s Stephen Curry led all the Guardsmen in the vote with 3,901,808 votes with Dallas’ Luka Doncic coming in second in the West.

Kyrie Irving of Brooklyn continued to lead the security force in the East, ahead of Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell.

Fan votes made up 50% of the people who started voting with media votes making up 25% and player votes making up 25%.


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