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Giannis Antetokounmpo tops LeBron James in early All-Star voting ballots

05 January, 2018, 14:19 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons dunks on the Spurs

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons' Twitter campaigns to make the all-star game seem to be off to a good start, considering their position among Eastern Conference players after the National Basketball Association all-star voting first returns were released today. He only trailed Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.

In the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant (767,402) and Stephen Curry (735,115) pace the competition. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is third overall with 802,834 votes. In voting for the West guards, Curry is followed by the Houston Rockets' James Harden (602,040) and reigning Kia NBA MVP Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder (438,469). The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference, and the rosters will be chosen by the two captains. Draymond Green is now sitting in fourth-place among Western Conference forwards with 325,612 votes, and Klay Thompson is in fourth-place among guards with 359,442 votes.

Starters and All-Star captains will be announced January 18, and reserves (picked by coaches) will be announced January 23. The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 18.

As in previous seasons, the starters will be determined by the fan vote as well as a vote among current players and media. Alternately he could hold a starting spot after the fan vote and have the media and players select someone else.

Ben Simmons is currently in fourth
Camera Icon Ben Simmons is currently in fourth

Another new feature that will be added is both teams will be playing for charity.

With the results of the first round of All-Star voting released on Thursday evening, Bucks fans were treated with a nice surprise as the leading All-Star vote getter so far is Antetokounmpo at 863,416 total votes. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.

The first returns for the All-Star Game starters are already in.




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