NBA All-Star Game Voting Totals Released Ahead Of Roster Announcement

Lynette Rowe
January 12, 2019

Hornets guard Kemba Walker is on the outside of being an All-Star Game starter in Charlotte next month, based on a running tally of fan votes the National Basketball Association announced Thursday.

The starting five - which includes three frontcourt and two backcourt positions spots - for the Western Conference are James, Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Derrick Rose (Minnesota Timberwolves).

While Lonzo moved up from 175,040 votes to an impressive 529,164 votes, he is still ranked eighth among guards in the Western Conference.

The top vote-getters from each conference will serve as team captains.

The captains' draft will be televised this season.

Kyrie Irving leads all Eastern Conference guards while Kawhi Leonard joins James, Doncic, Curry and Irving as the fifth player with at least 2 million votes.

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The fan vote, which opened December 25, accounts for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 All-Star starters.

The fan votes count for 50 percent of the all-star teams, with player votes accounting for 25 percent of the team, and a media vote for the remainder. Voting for fans, players and media concludes Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

The two team captains will draft rosters from the players voted as starters and reserves, picking players regardless of conference affiliation.

Walker is third among East guards with 858,798 votes, ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons with 695,032.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers practices for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The all-star starters and captains will be announced on January 24, and the reserves will be announced a week later.

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