LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Expand Leads In Second ASG Voting Returns

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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.

As the leading overall vote-getter so far, James is also atop among Western Conference forwards, with two-time MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors leading among West guards.

Kyrie Irving leads all Eastern Conference guards while Kawhi Leonard joins James, Doncic, Curry and Irving as the fifth player with at least 2 million votes.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, leads all Eastern Conference players with 2,670,816 votes, second to only James overall in the National Basketball Association.

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.

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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.

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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.

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