Lakers’ LeBron James, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo still lead All-Star fan voting

Kevin Durant not among Western Conference starters in fan voting for NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker trailing in NBA All-Star fan voting for two starting guards in Eastern Conference

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 NBA has just announced the results of the second round of All-Star voting, and it still looks like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for the two teams.

While George is up to third in the frontcourt, Steven Adams remains sixth in the frontcourt and Russell Westbrook remains at fourth among guards, respectively, trailing James Harden, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry. LeBron still leads all vote-getters with almost 2.8 million votes, while the Greek Freak leads the Eastern Conference with 2.67 million, slightly ahead of Kyrie Irving.

James Harden, the Houston Rockets guard who was the regular-season MVP in 2017-18, is more than 40,000 points behind Durant. Current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25% of the vote.

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After the fan voting has closed, the league will also provide an All-Star poll for players to fill out, as well as for select credentialed media. Captains can choose players for their teams regardless of conference affiliation.

Last year was the first year of the captain format, and this year will be the first time the captains' draft will be televised, per this ESPN.com report.

The All-Star starters - and captains - will be announced January 24. As such, both players are headed toward being named team captains in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

Fan voting accounts for 50 percent to determine the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. PT on TNT.

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