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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Expand Leads In Second ASG Voting Returns

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo Expand Leads In Second ASG Voting Returns

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). Doncic moved up to No. 2 in the Western Conference, surpassing Rose and 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. Voting among current players counts 25 percent and votes from media covering the National Basketball Association counts the other 25 percent.

Irving is by far the leader among East guards with 2,381,901 fan votes. Unlike last season, though, the actual selection of the teams will reportedly be televised.

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.

The game will follow last year's format, with the two team captains drafting rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves and making their picks regardless of conference affiliation.

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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving leads all East guards. He's having quite the rookie season and deserves to play in the All-Star game because of his star appeal and his play on the court.

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. All-Star reserves, decided by a vote of the league's head coaches, will be announced January 31.

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.