Quick Bit: LeBron James and Kevin Durant are still the leading vote-getters for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.
On Thursday, Jan. 12, the NBA revealed the second fan vote returns for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.
All voting for this year’s All-Star Game is through NBA.com or the NBA App, with fans accounting for 50 percent of the final vote for the All-Star Game.
The remaining 50 percent of the vote comes from current players (25 percent) and a media panel (25 percent).
Now that you know the voting structure and breakdown, let’s get into takeaways from the second All-Star fan vote returns.
Top 10 vote-getters
LeBron James — 4,825,229
Kevin Durant — 4,509,238
Giannis Antetokounmpo — 4,467,306
Stephen Curry — 3,901,808
Luka Doncic — 3,649,647
Nikola Jokic — 3,441,893
Jayson Tatum — 3,281,124
Joel Embiid — 3,248,733
Kyrie Irving — 3,024,833
Anthony Davis — 2,950,563
Voting for the All-Star Game began on Dec. 20 and continues through 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 21. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City on TNT.
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If voting ended today, fan-voted starters would be…
The tightest races for starting spots
With Durant, Antetokounmpo, Tatum and Embiid fighting for three spots in the Eastern Conference frontcourt, we knew this was going to be the tightest All-Star position race. Durant and Antetokounmpo remain in the top two spots in the East frontcourt, but Tatum (3,281,124) has passed Embiid (3,248,733) in the second fan vote return.
The Western Conference frontcourt is also tight for the final spot. While James and Jokic look to have the first two frontcourt spots locked up, Anthony Davis (2,950,563) is just ahead of Zion Williamson (2,856,121) for the final starting spot in the eyes of the fans.
The fans have made it clear they want an East backcourt of Irving (3,024,833) and Mitchell (2,725,558), but James Harden (1,571,039) and Jaylen Brown (1,512,332) are still vying to take Mitchell’s spot.
In the West, Curry (3,901,808) and Doncic (3,649,647) are running away with votes as Ja Morant (1,397,102) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (1,338,764) are falling behind.
Also receiving votes
In the West, the biggest difference from the first All-Star fan vote returns is that Warriors center Kevon Looney has passed Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard for the ninth-most votes in the frontcourt. In the backcourt, De’Aaron Fox has taken Jordan Poole’s place for the 10th-most votes, looking to make his first-ever All-Star appearance.
In the East, Knicks forward Julius Randle has replaced Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen for the 10th-most votes in the frontcourt. There were no changes to the top-10 vote-getters in the East backcourt.
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