‘King’ Lebron James (Los Angeles Lakers) appeared to be the most voted in the first tally of the NBA All-Star fan vote.
According to the announcement of the NBA Secretariat on the 6th (Korean time), James won 3,168,694 votes and ranked first in the Western Conference and overall. The Eastern Conference’s top vote-getter was Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets with 3,118,545 votes.
In the All-Star game, the player with the most votes in each conference becomes the captain. If James and Durant keep first place to the end, they will face off as captains for the third consecutive year.
The selection for the All-Star Game is determined by adding the results of the votes of fans (50%), media (25%), and players (25%). Each conference selects three frontcourts (center and forward) and two guards. 안전놀이터
In the Western Conference frontcourt division, James is followed by Denver’s Nikola Jokic (2,237,768 votes) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (2,063,325 votes). Zion Williamson (1,924,222 votes) of the New Orleans Pelicans is aiming for a turnaround.
In the guard category, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (2,715,520 votes) and Dallas Mavericks’ Luca Doncic (2,388,502 votes) ranked first and second. The gap with Ja Morant (915,507 votes) of the Memphis Grizzlies in third place is so large that the two players are highly likely to start. Curry and Doncic placed second and third in the Western Conference with the most votes.
In the Eastern frontcourt, Giannis Antetokounmpo (2,998,327 votes) of the Milwaukee Bucks and Joel Embiid (2,226,712 votes) of the Philadelphia 76ers are running second and third after Durant, while Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics (2,178,330 votes) is also likely to occupy a spot in the selection.
In the guard category, Kyra Irving (2,071,715 votes) of the Brooklyn Nets and Donovan Mitchell (1,637,374 votes) of the Cleveland Cavaliers are leading.
Voting continues until the 21st. The result of the second round of fan voting will be updated on the 12th. The starting list will be announced on the 26th. The All-Star Game will be held on February 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.