Stephen Curry (Golden State), although pressed by LeBron James (Lakers), and Kevin Durant (Brooklyn) remain at the top of the fan votes for the All-Star Game, which will take place on 20 February in Cleveland, according to a second score released Thursday by the NBA.
After 17 days of voting, Curry, who broke the historic record for the number of three-point baskets in the league before Christmas, is the most voted with 4.463.426 votes collected.
But James, on track to ensure a 18 participation, is close with 4.386.386 and can still overtake him to be named captain of the Western team, since there are nine days left before the closing of the votes.
In the East, this role currently falls to Kevin Durant, strong of 4.088.334 voice, whose mattress is a little thicker in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo, reigning champion with Milwaukee (3.808.458).
The two captains, thus designated by the fans, will compose their team with the other players selected, whatever the conference from which they come.
While waiting in the West, the other acclaimed players are Nikola Jokic (Denver), MVP of last season, Andrew Wiggins (Warriors), the phenomenon Ja Morant, currently irresistible, and Luka Doncic (Dallas).
Also note the presence of Rudy Gobert (Utah), 9th in the interiors, 16 e at t total. The French pivot, who is perhaps making his best start to the season (15, 5 pts, 15, 1 rbds, 2.3 blocks on average) retains as such all its chances of being selected among the substitutes, by the coaches. What would be his 3rd consecutive participation.
DeMar DeRozan, author of an excellent start to the season with Chicago conference leader, Joel Embiid (Sixers) and Trae Young (Atlanta), complete the five virtual major in the East.
The vote of the fans represents 50% of the votes, which will be supplemented by those of the players (25%) and journalists (20%).