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LeBron James, top vote-getter for NBA All-Star Game despite Lakers’ struggles


Despite his team’s poor showing, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James came from behind to lead the fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game, the league itself announced Thursday.

LeBron James will be back in Cleveland

Fan voting will close this Saturday, Jan. 22, and it will be Thursday, Jan. 28, that the five Eastern Conference starters and Western Conference opponents, as well as the captains of both teams for the traditional midseason exhibition game on Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, will be announced, based on fan preference.

This will be the #71 All-Star Game in the history of the NBA which is celebrating its #75 season.

Here is the complete list of the voting released by the NBA:

Western Conference

Frontcourt (3)

1. LeBron James (Lakers) – 6,827,449

2. Nikola Joki (Nuggets) – 4,132,522

3. Andrew Wiggins (Warriors) – 2,644,571

4. Paul George (Clippers) – 2,312,248

5. Anthony Davis (Lakers) – 2,071,920

6. Draymond Green (Warriors) – 1,861,562

7. Carmelo Anthony (Lakers) – 1,449,475

8. Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves) – 1,195,004

9. Rudy Gobert (Jazz) – 583,976

10. Deandre Ayton (Suns) – 472,402

Guards (2)

1. Stephen Curry (Warriors) – 6,019,418

2. Ja Morant (Grizzlies) – 2,623,359

3. Luka Doni (Mavericks) – 1,923,187

4. Klay Thompson (Warriors) – 1,240,781

5. Devin Booker (Suns) – 867,222

6. Russell Westbrook (Lakers) – 855,990

7. Chris Paul (Suns) – 758,336

8. Donovan Mitchell (Jazz) – 612,350

9. Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers) – 458,858

10. Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves) – 304,343

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt (3)

1. Kevin Durant (Nets) – 5,496,513

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) – 5,124,925

3. Joel Embiid (76ers) – 3,305,229

4. Jayson Tatum (Celtics) – 1,580,022

5. Jimmy Butler (Heat) – 1,384,267

6. Jarrett Allen (Cavaliers) – 507,074

7. Pascal Siakam (Raptors) – 424,135

8. Bam Adebayo (Heat) – 417,661

9. Miles Bridges (Hornets) – 330,372

10. LaMarcus Aldridge (Nets) – 318,655

Guards (2)

1. DeMar DeRozan (Bulls) – 4,121,034

2. Trae Young (Hawks) – 2,147,111

3. Zach LaVine (Bulls) – 1,988,452

4. James Harden (Nets) – 1,962,928

5. LaMelo Ball (Hornets) – 958,717

6. Kyrie Irving (Nets) – 844,398

7. Fred VanVleet (Raptors) – 577,540

8. Derrick Rose (Knicks) – 490,655

9. Darius Garland (Cavaliers) – 343,551

10. Jaylen Brown (Celtics) – 330,409



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