All-Star voting second returns

Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Nikola Mirotic among leaders in ballot returns

Jan. 1, 2015 – LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors remain atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, after the second returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015. James continues to own the top overall spot with 775,810 votes, while Curry’s 755,486 votes are good for second in the league.

The 64th NBA All-Star Game will tip off Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage.

James, the Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol (372,109) and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (365,449) pace the Eastern Conference’s frontcourt players. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (439,395) remains the East’s leading vote-getter in the backcourt, and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (396,757) is second.

Curry is followed in the West backcourt by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (694,665). The Western Conference frontcourt is led, in order, by the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (732,154), the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin (403,415) and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (343,587).

NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote for their favorite players to start in the All-Star Game 2015 and, for the first time ever, the official NBA All-Star Ballot includes all current NBA players. Fans continue to select two guards and three frontcourt players.

As part of the NBA’s all-digital program, fans can vote on NBA.com; through social media networks including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblog; and via SMS text.

Fans can vote by visiting Bulls.com/votebulls

Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 19. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 22, during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kenny Smith. The special will air prior to TNT’s exclusive doubleheader featuring the San Antonio Spurs at the Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET) and the Brooklyn Nets at the Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

  1. LeBron James (Cle) 775,810
  2. Pau Gasol (Chi) 372,109
  3. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 365,449
  4. Chris Bosh (Mia) 283,899
  5. Kevin Love (Cle) 219,139
  6. Joakim Noah (Chi) 103,644
  7. Marcin Gortat (Was) 103,478
  8. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 83,642
  9. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 62,584
  10. Al Jefferson (Cha) 62,436
  11. Nikola Vucevic (Orl) 48,667
  12. Paul Pierce (Was) 46,422
  13. Paul Millsap (Atl) 34,751
  14. Al Horford (Atl) 33,421
  15. Nikola Mirotic (Chi) 27,723

Guards

  1. John Wall (Was) 439,395
  2. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 396,757
  3. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 308,727
  4. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 274,741
  5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 174,250
  6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 168,281
  7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 72,204
  8. Louis Williams (Tor) 25,596
  9. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 24,898
  10. Bradley Beal (Was) 20,526

Western Conference

Frontcourt

  1. Anthony Davis (NO) 732,154
  2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 403,415
  3. Marc Gasol (Mem) 343,587
  4. Tim Duncan (SA) 288,235
  5. Kevin Durant (OKC) 254,448
  6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 234,290
  7. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 165,456
  8. Dwight Howard (Hou) 161,295
  9. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 139,967
  10. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 101,651
  11. Rudy Gay (Sac) 75,827
  12. DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 58,200
  13. Tyson Chandler (Dal) 48,191
  14. Nick Young (LAL) 46,323
  15. Zach Randolph (Mem) 43,897

Guards

  1. Stephen Curry (GS) 755,486
  2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 694,665
  3. James Harden (Hou) 516,514
  4. Chris Paul (LAC) 334,544
  5. Damian Lillard (Por) 147,955
  6. Rajon Rondo (Dal) 137,974
  7. Klay Thompson (GS) 128,542
  8. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 122,134
  9. Jeremy Lin (LAL) 114,286
  10. Tony Parker (SA) 67,362

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