The National Basketball Association announced on Thursday that Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James is leading all players in the fan voting for 2019 NBA All-Star Game which will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Sunday, February 17th. According to the league, the 34-year-old four-times MVP got a total of 1,083,363 votes.
Besides James, the list of other Western Conference stars that have managed to get fans’ support include Golden State’s Stephen Curry with 793,111 votes and Minnesota Timberwolves Derrick Rose with 698,086 votes. They are also joined by Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (659,968 votes), New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (605,417 votes), and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George (580,055 votes).
In Eastern Conference, the biggest vote-getter was Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo who received 991,561 votes. Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving with 910,329 votes, Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard (774,172), Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (648,002), and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (409,156) round up the top five.
It is important to note that fan voting makes up for 50 percent of all votes taken in consideration. The rest of the votes will be split between the players and media, who will all weigh in with 25 percent.
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The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will be played in the same format like the 2018 edition, with two players witthe h highest number of votes being named their team’s captains. They will then draft players frothe m roster of starters and reserves regardless of the conference.