Sabonis Ninth in Second Fan Returns for 2020 All-Star Voting
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James has surpassed the Dallas Mavericks' Luka Dončić and the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the NBA in the second fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.
James has taken an 82,001-vote lead over Dončić among all Western Conference players. The NBA All-Star Game captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.
Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 69th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with every voter completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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In the second fan returns, James leads all players with 3,359,871 votes to keep the top spot in the Western Conference frontcourt. The Lakers' Anthony Davis (3,124,446) and the LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2,210,539) continue to rank second and third, respectively, in the West frontcourt.
Dončić leads the West guards with 3,277,870 votes. The Houston Rockets' James Harden remains in second place, receiving 2,167,269 votes.
Antetokounmpo has increased his lead as the top vote-getter among all Eastern Conference players, earning 3,259,383 votes in the frontcourt group. He continues to be followed by second-place Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers (1,784,211) and third-place Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors (1,730,763) in the East frontcourt.
In the East guard group, the top three players are separated by 58,051 votes. The Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (1,389,628) is still in first place, followed by second-place Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets (1,351,997) and third-place Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics (1,331,577).
The NBA All-Star 2020 team rosters will be drafted by the two captains. They will choose from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference, making their selections regardless of conference affiliation.
TNT will reveal the NBA All-Star Game starters, including the two team captains, on Thursday, Jan. 23 during TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader. The network will also announce the reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, on Thursday, Jan. 30 during TNT NBA Tip-Off.
NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2020 PRESENTED BY GOOGLE: FIRST FAN RETURNS
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 3,259,383
2. Joel Embiid (PHI) 1,784,211
3. Pascal Siakam (TOR) 1,730,763
4. Jimmy Butler (MIA) 1,400,293
5. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 1,182,663
6. Tacko Fall (BOS) 543,352
7. Bam Adebayo (MIA) 349,078
8. Gordon Hayward (BOS) 291,608
9. Domantas Sabonis (IND) 239,639
10. Andre Drummond (DET) 228,190
1. Trae Young (ATL) 1,369,628
2. Kyrie Irving (BKN) 1,351,997
3. Kemba Walker (BOS) 1,331,577
4. Derrick Rose (DET) 918,550
5. Zach LaVine (CHI) 572,022
6. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 567,896
7. Jaylen Brown (BOS) 544,361
8. Ben Simmons (PHI) 456,066
9. Bradley Beal (WAS) 447,107
10. Fred VanVleet (TOR) 351,391
1. LeBron James (LAL) 3,359,871
2. Anthony Davis (LAL) 3,124,446
3. Kawhi Leonard (LAC) 2,210,539
4. Paul George (LAC) 845,719
5. Nikola Jokic (DEN) 559,881
6. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 545,385
7. Kristaps Porzingis (DAL) 540,603
8. Carmelo Anthony (POR) 520,021
9. Brandon Ingram (NOP) 444,522
10. Dwight Howard (LAL) 390,037
1. Luka Doncic (DAL) 3,277,870
2. James Harden (HOU) 2,167,269
3. Damian Lillard (POR) 687,855
4. Stephen Curry (GSW) 595,913
5. Russell Westbrook (HOU) 581,500
6. Alex Caruso (LAL) 528,246
7. Donovan Mitchell (UTA) 449,835
8. Devin Booker (PHX) 381,071
9. D'Angelo Russell (GSW) 365,730
10. Ja Morant (MEM) 257,433