Lakers’ LeBron James, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead conferences in 3rd All-Star fan voting returns
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is still the leading 2020 NBA All-Star Game vote-getter with the third returns of fan voting now in. Milwaukee Bucks star and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo remains the leader in the Eastern Conference:
LeBron and Giannis leading in third fan votes in their respective conferences and Luka and Trae still leading guards. pic.twitter.com/wqsrPvQGDy
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) January 16, 2020
While Antetokounmpo leads the East by over two million votes, Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic still has the second-most votes in the NBA overall, trailing LeBron by around 150,000 votes. This is also how things looked after the second returns were in, though the gap between LeBron and Luka has widened. Anthony Davis is trailing LeBron by over 300,000 votes for second place among Western Conference frontcourt players.
LeBron and AD’s Lakers teammate, Alex Caruso, has jumped from sixth to fourth in the West for guards, leapfrogging the injured Stephen Curry and Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook in the process. Caruso isn’t going to make the NBA All-Star Game, but clearly a number of fans are trying to get their cult hero into the game. Doncic and Rockets star James Harden lead the West guard voting by a wide margin, with Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard sandwiched between Harden and Caruso.
Over in the Eastern Conference, Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam has jumped over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in frontcourt voting behind Giannis. Siakam just returned from an 11-game absence, while Embiid is currently out with a finger injury. Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall remains a solid sixth in East frontcourt voting.
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving continue to lead East guard voting. Irving just returned from his nagging shoulder injury.
The All-Star Game starters will be revealed next Thursday after fan voting closes on Monday night, with the reserves coming on Jan. 30. The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 16.