NBA All-Star 2017
NBA All-Star 2017

Cavaliers' James and Warriors' Curry lead in second fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

Voting for fans, players and media ends Jan. 16; Starters named Jan. 19 on TNT

Official release

Jan 12, 2017 2:07 PM ET

 

NEW YORK -- The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry lead their respective conferences in the second fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon.

Fan voting continues to surge as more than 21 million votes have been cast, a 142% increase from the same time period last year. [Vote now! Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 16]

Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.  All current NBA players and a panel of basketball media will account for 25 percent each, with each participant completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from both conferences.

Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Monday, Jan. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 19 during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.com at 7 p.m. ET.  The Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, will be announced the following week on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 26.  

In the second fan returns, James totaled 1,066,147 votes to maintain the top spot among all players and increase his lead in the East frontcourt over the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (963,110).  Cleveland’s Kevin Love (473,328) edges the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (457,300) by 16,028 votes for third place in the East frontcourt.  Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving (971,362) and the Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade (514,866) continue to set the pace among East guards, while the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (453,538) remains in third place.

In the West, Curry (990,390) has pulled ahead of teammate Kevin Durant (987,479) as the conference’s leading vote-getter.  Curry and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden (961,685) remain the front-runners at guard, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (899,024).  Durant, Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia (823,376) and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (630,766) continue to lead the frontcourt, with the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (567,201) in fourth place.

See below for the second fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon.

NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2017 PRESENTED BY VERIZON

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1          LeBron James (CLE) 1,066,147
2          Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 963,110
3          Kevin Love (CLE) 473,328
4          Joel Embiid (PHI) 457,300
5          Jimmy Butler (CHI) 400,448
6          Carmelo Anthony (NY) 327,716
7          Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 324,106
8          Paul George (IND) 249,484
9          Jabari Parker (MIL) 120,022
10        Tristan Thompson (CLE) 114,759

Guards

1          Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362
2          Dwyane Wade (CHI) 514,866
3          DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 453,538
4          Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 401,671
5          Kyle Lowry (TOR) 256,668
6          Derrick Rose (NY) 223,804
7          John Wall (WAS) 173,148
8          Jeremy Lin (BKN) 109,088
9          Kemba Walker (CHA) 105,637
10        Avery Bradley (BOS) 64,157

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1          Kevin Durant (GS) 987,479
2          Zaza Pachulia (GS) 823,376
3          Kawhi Leonard (SA) 630,766
4          Anthony Davis (NO) 567,201
5          Draymond Green (GS) 464,319
6          DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 379,225
7          Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 223,979
8          LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 192,784
9          Blake Griffin (LAC) 172,393
10        Marc Gasol (MEM) 172,146

Guards

1          Stephen Curry (GS) 990,390
2          James Harden (HOU) 961,685
3          Russell Westbrook (OKC) 899,024
4          Klay Thompson (GS) 555,430
5          Chris Paul (LAC) 379,076
6          Damian Lillard (POR) 208,171
7          Eric Gordon (HOU) 191,407
8          Andre Iguodala (GS) 130,224
9          Manu Ginobili (SA) 122,333
10        Zach LaVine (MIN) 94,867

After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes.  Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes.  The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters.  Fan voting will serve as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.

How Fans Can Vote
NBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through NBA.com, the NBA App (available on Android and iOS), Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.  All current NBA players are available for selection. 

  • NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.  Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  
     
  • NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS.  Fans can fill out one full ballot per day and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
     
  • Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE.  Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the NBA All-Star voting period. 
     
  • Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post.   Each post may include only one player’s name.  Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period. 
     
  • Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (ex: NBA Vote Celtics) and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.  Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period.

About NBA All-Star 2017
NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game.  The 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.  TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 15th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 32nd year of NBA All-Star coverage.  Smoothie King Center will also host the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 18.  The NBA All-Star Practice, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


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