Complete results

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 -- Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, in votes received after the second returns in the 2004 NBA All-Star Balloting program.

Through the 2004 All-Star NBA Balloting program, NBA fans from around the globe are responsible for voting in the starters for the 53rd NBA All-Star Game, which will be played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 15. The game will be broadcast live on TNT, Rogers Sportsnet, ESPN Radio and audio in several languages on at 8 p.m. ET.


Vince Carter (Tor.), 1,134,147
Ben Wallace (Det.), 995,572
Kobe Bryant (LAL), 936,281
Allen Iverson (Phi.), 927,769
Tim Duncan (S.A.), 885,872
Kevin Garnett (Min.), 877,622
J. O'Neal (Ind.), 872,476
S. O'Neal (LAL), 835,331
Yao Ming (Hou.), 693,272
Tracy McGrady (Orl.), 655,560

The Eastern Conference accounts for the top two vote-getters as Carter leads all players with 1,134,147 votes and center Ben Wallace of the Detroit Pistons is second in total votes with 995,572. Following Carter at forward in the Eastern Conference is Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers (872,476). Philadelphia's Allen Iverson (927,769) and Orlando's Tracy McGrady (655,560) lead the East guards.

Third in overall votes received, the Lakers' Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 936,281 votes. Steve Francis (465,982) of the Rockets is second behind Bryant at the guard position. At the forward spots in the West, San Antonio's Tim Duncan (885,872) and Minnesota's Kevin Garnett (877,622) lead in the second returns. Shaquille O'Neal is first among the Western Conference centers with 835,331 votes, followed by Houston's Yao Ming (693,272).

Through the 2004 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which began on November 13, fans will have the opportunity to vote in more ways than ever. NBA All-Star Balloting has expanded this season to include 17 languages on the Network, downloadable ballots via Verizon Wireless and voting at Loews Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters along with Foot Locker, Circuit City and Champs locations throughout the United States.

Sprite, America Online, Champs Sports, Reebok and 989 Sports also return as balloting partners this year. These outlets are in addition to ballots being distributed in all 28 NBA arenas. The balloting partners will also provide links to the All-Star Ballot from their home pages.

NBA All-Star 2004 is a weeklong celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world's greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals.

The 2004 NBA All-Star Balloting program continues through Jan. 18, 2004, and updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be issued regularly leading up to the unveiling of the All-Star starters on Thursday, Jan. 29. Following the completion of fan voting and starting lineup announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conferences.


J. O'Neal
Vince Carter (Tor.) 1,134,147
Jermaine O'Neal (Ind.) 872,476
Kenyon Martin (N.J.) 336,888
Scottie Pippen (Chi.) 192,083
Ron Artest (Ind.) 189,532
Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Atl.) 134,929
Carlos Boozer (Cle.) 125,792
Richard Jefferson (N.J.) 114,594
Toni Kukoc (Mil.) 95,828
Lamar Odom (Mia.) 79,475

Allen Iverson (Phi.) 927,769
Tracy McGrady (Orl.) 655,560
Jason Kidd (N.J.) 569,906
LeBron James (Cle.) 394,609
Baron Davis (N.O.) 313,231
Paul Pierce (Bos.) 168,075
Chauncey Billups (Det.) 104,682
Gilbert Arenas (Was.) 103,751
Reggie Miller (Ind.) 98,776
Richard Hamilton (Det.) 84,780.

Ben Wallace (Det.) 995,572
Alonzo Mourning (N.J.) 237,857
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle.) 210,780
Eddy Curry (Chi.) 98,048
Antonio Davis (Chi.) 79,863

Tim Duncan (S.A.) 885,872
Kevin Garnett (Min.) 877,622
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal.) 334,836
Karl Malone (LAL) 297,283
Carmelo Anthony (Den.) 287,476
Pau Gasol (Mem.) 214,951
Peja Stojakovic (Sac.) 185,792
Chris Webber (Sac.) 184,592
Antoine Walker (Dal.) 162,959
Malik Rose (SAS) 116,131

Kobe Bryant (LAL) 936,281
Steve Francis (Hou.) 465,982
Gary Payton (LAL) 399,979
Steve Nash (Dal.) 347,180
Emanuel Ginobili (S.A.) 327,109
Stephon Marbury (Pho.) 217,665
Mike Bibby (Sac.) 214,049
Tony Parker (S.A.) 202,889
Michael Finley (Dal.) 154,228
Ray Allen (Sea.) 116,015

S. O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal (LAL) 835,331
Yao Ming (Hou.) 693,272
Radoslav Nesterovic (S.A.) 122,079
Vlade Divac (Sac.) 102,060
Brad Miller (Sac.) 99,052