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2021 All-Star Voting: LeBron and Durant leading in First Fan Returns

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The NBA has revealed the first fan returns for the 2021 All-Star Voting with Laker’s LeBron James leading the Western conference while Kevin Durant who has returned from injury to impress for Brooklyn Nets is leading the Eastern conference.

LeBron leads the Western frontcourt players with a total vote of 2,288,676 and is only followed by the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic who won back to back player of the weeks in weeks 5 and 6 ( 1,477,975 ).

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In the same conference, Stephen Curry leads the guard list with 2,113,178 and is above Maverick Dallas’ Luka Doncic who earned 1,395,719 and Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard who secured 998,853 votes.

For the Eastern conference, Kevin Durant came on top ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embid and Jayson Tatum in the 2021 All-Star Voting first fans return.

Durant secured 2,302,705 of the votes while second and third placed Giannis and Joel Embid had 1,752,185 and 1,584,028 respectively.

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For the guards, Bradly Beal impressively took first place ahead of Brooklyn Nets duo Kyrie Irving and James Harden by securing 1,273,817 of the votes. Irving and James who settled for second and third place had 1,093,611 and 1,014,763 respectively.

Below is the full list of the 2021 All-Star Voting first fans return.

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2021 All-Star Voting first fans return.


Western Conference

Frontcourt

  1. LeBron James (LAL) 2,288,676
  2. Nikola Jokic (DEN) 1,477,975
  3. Kawhi Leonard (LAC) 1,285,777
  4. Anthony Davis (LAL) 1,192,881
  5. Paul George (LAC) 549,280
  6. Zion Williamson (NOP) 411,668
  7. Andrew Wiggins (GSW) 264,781
  8. Christian Wood (HOU) 261,009
  9. Brandon Ingram (NOP) 230,387
  10. Carmelo Anthony (POR) 179,310

Guards

  1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 2,113,178
  2. Luka Doncic (DAL) 1,395,719
  3. Damian Lillard (POR) 998,853
  4. Ja Morant (MEM) 257,743
  5. Donovan Mitchell (UTA) 236,850
  6. Devin Booker (PHX) 173,755
  7. Chris Paul (PHX) 128,127
  8. CJ McCollum (POR) 104,965
  9. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 99,286
  10. Klay Thompson (GSW) 99,094

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

  1. Kevin Durant (BKN) 2,302,705
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1,752,185
  3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 1,584,028
  4. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 822,151
  5. Jimmy Butler (MIA) 327,929
  6. Bam Adebayo (MIA) 307,498
  7. Domantas Sabonis (IND) 186,275
  8. Julius Randle (NYK) 175,325
  9. Gordon Hayward (CHA) 159,767
  10. Jerami Grant (DET) 134,487

Guards

  1. Bradley Beal (WAS) 1,273,817
  2. Kyrie Irving (BKN) 1,093,611
  3. James Harden (BKN) 1,014,763
  4. Jaylen Brown (BOS) 590,195
  5. Zach LaVine (CHI) 486,547
  6. Trae Young (ATL) 368,126
  7. Collin Sexton (CLE) 207,218
  8. Derrick Rose (DET) 183,899
  9. Russell Westbrook (WAS) 137,641
  10. Ben Simmons (PHI) 117,993

The voting continues till and the next fan voting update will be shared on Thursday, February 11, 2021 by the NBA.

ICYMI: 2021 NBA All Star: How to vote for your favorite players

The NBA has already announced that NBA fans can vote for their favorite players to join the 2021 NBA All Star, commencing from Thursday, Jan. 28 through to Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Fans can vote on a daily basis until the deadline, with their votes constituting 50 percent of selecting the NBA All Star starters.

In view of that, we take a loot at how NBA fans can vote their players into the 2021 NBA All Star.

2021 NBA All Star : How to vote

Below are the three processes provided by the NBA to help fans vote for their favorite players.

  • NBA.com voting page at vote.NBA.com: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on vote.NBA.com from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
  • NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the NBA App, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day by selecting up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  
  • Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with a hashtag of an NBA player’s first and last name (#FirstNameLastName) or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAAllStar.  Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may vote for 10 unique players per day from Jan. 28 – Feb. 16.

Other details about voting process

According to a communique from the NBA, “Throughout the voting period, fans may submit one full ballot each day via the NBA App and NBA.com, as well as vote for up to 10 unique players per day on Twitter. All current NBA players will be available for selection.

“Five “2-for-1 Days” will allow fans to have their votes count twice on Jan. 30, Feb. 2, Feb. 4, Feb. 13 and Feb. 16 through Twitter, NBA.com and the NBA App voting platforms. All “2-for-1 Days” will be designated from midnight ET – 11:59 p.m. ET”.

 

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