The year has turned into 2023, and we’re sprinting ahead to the NBA All-Star Game on February 19th.
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant each have more than 3 million votes, currently leading the total votes of all players. They are currently the only players with over 3 million votes, and both sit at the top of the frontcourt results in their respective conferences (James in the West, Durant in the East).
James and Durant continue to be two of the most recognizable names in the sport, regardless of their performances, so it’s no surprise that early voting is in their favor. But as the vote continues, they could be run for their money with fans of the talented player snapping on their heels.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 55 points Tuesday against the Washington Wizards by just 1,673 votes out of three million. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers exploded after a slow start and helped his team win 11 of their last 13 games. Luka Doncic has legitimately made history for the Dallas Mavericks. Nikola Jokic is still Nikola Jokic (that is, very good). The game is so hot these days that NBA players seem to be the biggest and strongest boys at neighborhood snowball fights, pounding fans to no end with their stellar performances.
Voting for the NBA All-Star Game begins on December 20th and ends on January 21st. Fan votes account for his 50% of total player votes, with 25% coming from the media and the last 25% coming from players. themselves.