The NBA released the latest results of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game voting. The way the system is designed now, it's broken down into groups of backcourt players and frontcourt players. The top two vote-getters in the backcourt groups for each conference would be named the starting guards and the top three vote-getters in the frontcourt would round out the starting lineup.
Once again, LeBron James of the Miami Heat is the leading vote-getter in the NBA overall and he'd probably be playing center for the East if the current frontcourt voting stays consistent. James, Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, and Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks are your top three frontcourt vote-getters in the East. They'd be joined by Dwyane Wade of the Heat and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Their counterparts in the Western Conference would be Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin of the Clippers, and Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets. None of the voting is all that close to expect a significant change in the results between now and when the starters are named outside of the third frontcourt spot in the West.
Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves is roughly 21,000 votes behind Griffin. Next closest change would be Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors being roughly 52,000 votes behind Paul in the West. Voting ends January 20 and the starters will be announced on January 23.
Here are the top 10 vote-getters for each conference at each position:
|Position||Western Conference||Eastern Conference|
1. Kobe Bryant, Lakers: 723,031
1. Dwyane Wade, Miami: 565,455
1. Kevin Durant, Thunder: 850,728
1. LeBron James, Miami: 854,105