Kobe Bryant currently has the most votes to his name for the all-star game next month. The latest voting return numbers were released today, and the 17 time all-star looks set to start for one last time before retiring at the end of the season.
The Black Mamba has 1,262,118 votes, and is followed by the MVP Stephen Curry, who has 925,789. Lebron James is in 3rd and leads the east with 636, 388 votes so far.
The top 3 voted frontcourt players from each conference, and top 2 guards from each conference will start the 65th NBA all-star game at the Air Canada centre in Toronto on the February 14th 2016. It is the first all-star game to be hosted outside the U.S.
The next voting numbers will be released in a weeks time on the 14th of January. The starters for the all-star game are announced a further week later on the January 21st. The reserves, selected by the head coach of each conference, will be announced on January 28th.
Here are the latest figures released for the NBA all-star game next month in Toronto:
1 LeBron James (Cle) 636,388
2 Paul George (Ind) 457,554
3 Andre Drummond (Det) 261,158
4 Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 255,536
5 Pau Gasol (Chi) 209,006
6 Chris Bosh (Mia) 194,429
7 Kevin Love (Cle) 172,517
8 Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 168,549
9 Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 160,170
10 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 48,768
11 Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 30,023
12 Marcin Gortat (Was) 27,185
13 Joakim Noah (Chi) 23,121
14 DeMarre Carroll (Tor) 22,797
15 Paul Millsap (Atl) 21,625
1 Dwyane Wade (Mia) 562,558
2 Kyrie Irving (Cle) 271,094
3 Kyle Lowry (Tor) 242,276
4 Jimmy Butler (Chi) 220,429
5 John Wall (Was) 207,274
6 DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 170,539
7 Derrick Rose (Chi) 159,787
8 Jeremy Lin (Cha) 122,988
9 Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 87,452
10 Reggie Jackson (Det) 44,525
1 Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,262,118
2 Kevin Durant (OKC) 616,096
3 Draymond Green (GS) 332,223
4 Kawhi Leonard (SA) 330,929
5 Blake Griffin (LAC) 298,212
6 Anthony Davis (NO) 261,491
7 Tim Duncan (SA) 228,995
8 Zaza Pachulia (Dal) 194,421
9 DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 190,060
10 Enes Kanter (OKC) 183,468
11 LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 124,404
12 Dwight Howard (Hou) 120,424
13 Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 99,681
14 DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 91,186
15 Harrison Barnes (GS) 82,427
1 Stephen Curry (GS) 925,789
2 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 479,512
3 Chris Paul (LAC) 268,672
4 Klay Thompson (GS) 267,602
5 James Harden (Hou) 249,877
6 Rajon Rondo (Sac) 120,767
7 Andre Iguodala (GS) 111,575
8 Manu Ginobili (SA) 100,602
9 Tony Parker (SA) 86,238
10 Damian Lillard (Por) 81,035
Get your favorite players to the all-star game! Here is how to vote:
- Vote online on NBA.com. Each registered user can vote one time per day.
- NBA App. Available on iOS and Android. One full ballot per day.
- Twitter voting. Each user can vote up to 10 unique players each day. The tweet, retweet or reply has to include player’s first and last name or player twitter handle + the hashtag #NBAVOTE.
- Facebook voting. Each fan has to post a status in their personal account or a comment on another’s Facebook post. The post must include player’s first and last name + the hashtag #NBAVOTE. 10 players per day maximum.
- Instagram voting. Posting a photo using #NBAVOTEand the player’s first and last name in the caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day and each vote may contain only one player
- SMS voting. Texting the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”) on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate messages, each one with a different player’s last name. Message and data rates may apply.
- Google Search: Search “NBA Vote [Team Name]” (ex: NBA Vote Warriors) or “NBA Vote All-Star”, and use respective team cards to select players. Voters can submit one vote per player per day, with up to 10 total votes per day.