Paul George supplants Kevin Durant in latest All-Star fan voting totals

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 11, 2019

Unlike past year, the All-Star draft WILL be televised this season although the draft date has not yet been announced.

Thunder forward Paul George (1,859,216) is now third among Western Conference frontcourt vote-getters, catapulting ahead of the Warriors' Kevin Durant (1,717,968) and the Pelicans' Anthony Davis (1,564,347).

The second returns of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game voting are in and, to no one's surprise, LeBron James still leads all vote-getters in the NBA.

The top three players in the East frontcourt are unchanged, with Antetokounmpo joined by the Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard (2,092,806) in second place and the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (1,710,229) in third place. Voting among current players counts 25 percent and votes from media covering the National Basketball Association counts the other 25 percent.

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

The teams aren't split by conference for the actual game, though. The top vote victor in each conference is named the captain of their team, and then they draft players from either conference's all-star starters and reserves list to comprise their team. And if voting were to end today, the two forward would be the captains for this year's draft.

The 2019 NBA All-Star Game takes place on February 17. A third report on all-star balloting will come out on January 17 before the final votes are then revealed for the 10 starters on January 24. The NBA Celebrity and Rising Stars game will be Feb. 15, the Slam Dunk contest and 3-point shootout will be Feb. 16 and the NBA All-Star Game will be at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 17.

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