Dwyane Wade is also likely to get a farewell All-Star mention, getting close to 1,200,000 votes in his last season in the National Basketball Association.More news: Affair with friend’s wife may cost Amazon’s Jeff Bezos $69 billion
Walker, a reserve in the last two All-Star Games, is now third in Eastern Conference fan voting among guards behind the Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving and Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade. It's just a bit wild to see his name above guys like Durant, Paul George, Anthony Davis and Nikola Jocic who are all having better seasons in more important roles.
The fan vote, which opened on Christmas Day, accounts for 50% of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters. The voting for fans, players and media opened on December 25 and will end January 21.More news: LG Electronics Q4 profit likely fell 80%, misses estimates
The teams aren't split by conference for the actual game, though.
Meanwhile, Kyle Kuzma (584,842 votes) and Lonzo Ball (529,164) are holding at eighth among Western Conference frontcourt players and guards, respectively.
Last year was the first year of the captain format, and this year will be the first time the captains' draft will be televised, per this ESPN.com report. NBA All-Star weekend will tip off on February 15.More news: Apple, Qualcomm spar over CEOs' comments on settlement talks
TNT will reveal All-Star Game starters, including the two captains, on Thursday, Jan. 24 during their pregame show. The NBA Celebrity and Rising Stars game will be Feb. 15, the Slam Dunk contest and 3-point shootout will be Feb. 16 and the NBA All-Star Game will be at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 17.