Lakers’ LeBron James, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead fan voting

Los Angeles, CA - Lakers star LeBron James handles the ball against the Celtics at Arena in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2023. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The NBA has released the first returns for the All-Star fan vote, and there are two familiar names at the top: Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.

James leads the West and Antetokounmpo leads the East, with Antetokounmpo getting the most votes overall. Joel Embiid is in third, with Kevin Durant and Jason Tatum rounding out the top five. Here are their vote totals:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks — 2,171,812

  2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers — 2,008,645

  3. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers — 1,844,025

  4. Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns — 1,807,394

  5. Jason Tatum, Boston Celtics — 1,765,919

The top five vote-getters are all frontcourt players. Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks, Tyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers, and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are among the top guards.

The fan vote counts for 50% of the overall vote to decide the All-Star starters, with the remaining 50% split evenly between the NBA players’ vote and a media panel. There are several 3-for-1 days scheduled for fans, which triples the value of every vote cast that day. The first is January 5.

The next fan update is scheduled for January 11, and the second 3-for-1 day is January 12.

The NBA’s All-Star graphics are decked out in the navy blue and gold of the Pacers, the host of the 2024 All-Star Game on February 18.

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