Lebron, Giannis expand lead in NBA All-Star votes
With second returns of All-Star Game 2019 ballots, LA Lakers' Lebron James leads league with over 2.7M votes
By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun
Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have expanded their leads in second returns of fan votes for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, set to held in Charlotte, North Carolina on Feb. 17.
The L.A. Lakers’ James is leading the Western Conference and the league with 2,779,812 votes while the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis has 2,670,8161 votes to lead the Eastern Conference.
Dallas Mavericks' rookie sensation Luka Doncic continued to get the votes from fans (2,220,077), ranking second in the Western Conference frontcourt and second among all western players.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will follow last year’s format: The two team captains will draft rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference, making their picks regardless of conference affiliation.
The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.
Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the NBA All-Star Game, while NBA players and a media panel have 25 percent apiece.
Here is the vote count as of the second returns:
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL), 2,670,8161 votes
2. Kawhi Leonard (TOR), 2,092,806 votes
3. Joel Embiid (PHI), 1,710,229 votes
4. Jayson Tatum (BOS), 599,289 votes
5. Jimmy Butler (PHI), 569,354 votes
6. Blake Griffin (DET), 500,072 votes
7. Vince Carter (ATL), 273,719 votes
8. Gordon Hayward (BOS), 237,813 votes
9. Pascal Siakam (TOR), 206,290 votes
10. Al Horford (BOS), 199,474 votes
1. Kyrie Irving (BOS), 2,381,901 votes
2. Dwyane Wade (MIA), 1,199,789 votes
3. Kemba Walker (CHA), 858,798 votes
4. Ben Simmons (PHI), 695,032 votes
5. Victor Oladipo (IND), 567,893 votes
6. Kyle Lowry (TOR), 488,825 votes
7. Zach LaVine (CHI), 330,504 votes
8. Jeremy Lin (ATL), 200,648 votes
9. Goran Dragić (MIA), 191,541 votes
10. Bradley Beal (WAS), 168,137 votes
1. LeBron James (LAL), 2,779,812 votes
2. Luka Dončić (DAL), 2,220,077 votes
3. Paul George (OKC), 1,859,216 votes
4. Kevin Durant (GSW), 1,717,968 votes
5. Anthony Davis (NOP), 1,564,347 votes
6. Steven Adams (OKC), 1,034,014 votes
7. Nikola Jokić (DEN), 740,918 votes
8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL), 584,842 votes
9. Draymond Green (GSW), 411,131 votes
10. DeMarcus Cousins (GSW), 276,849 votes
1. Stephen Curry (GSW), 2,094,158 votes
2. Derrick Rose (MIN), 1,986,840 votes
3. James Harden (HOU), 1,674,660 votes
4. Russell Westbrook (OKC), 1,494,382 votes
5. Klay Thompson (GSW), 706,960 votes
6. Damian Lillard (POR), 610,839 votes
7. DeMar DeRozan (SAS), 594,012 votes
8. Lonzo Ball (LAL), 529,164 votes
9. Devin Booker (PHO), 310,944 votes
10. Chris Paul (HOU), 306,808 votesAnadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.