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LeBron Leads in 2nd All-Star Returns

13 January, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Carla Brady
  • LeBron takes over as top vote-getter Curry leapfrogs KD for West lead in NBA All Star voting

With the new All-Star voting format, James and Curry would serve as captains if the voting ended today, and each of them will form their respective teams from the pool of players fans voted in as starters and coaches selected as reserves. "That will be a deciding factor in how long I want to play". "At this point, I'm just adding insane toppings on the cake like my daughter would do". "But me, I'll let somebody else pick the teams". Golden State's Stephen Curry leads the voting in the Western Conference, pulling ahead of teammate Kevin Durant by more than 40,000 votes.

"Why not?" Curry said.

In case you didn't know.

. That meant you were something on the court back in the day.

The four-time MVP and three-time champion said he's already exceeded his expectations for himself as a professional basketball player.

"Right now, I feel great". I've got a 13-year-old son now, he's in the seventh grade, and he's a damn good basketball player, too.




As in previous seasons, the starters will be determined by the fan vote as well as a vote among current players and media. I don't feel like I came in at 18 and I've played 79-80 percent of games. Voting will conclude Monday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a bit of a stink at the moment as they've only managed to win three out of their last ten games, and they now find themselves 6.5 games behind the Boston Celtics at the top of the Eastern Conference, and 3.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors in second. The reserves, as selected by coaches, will come five days later on January 23. The two captains will then draft a team based on the pool of players.

In the Eastern Conference, James (1,622,838), Antetokounmpo (1,480,954) and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid are now the top three frontcourt players in the fan vote.

James and Antetokounmpo are followed in the East frontcourt by the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (784,287) and the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (640,928). The Houston Rockets' James Harden has 978,540 votes and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook 791,332. The starting lineups, along with the two captains (currently James and Curry), will be announced January 18. The full team rosters will be revealed a week later, January 25 in a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 6 p.m. CT.

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