The NBA has not but finalized all the small print concerning the 2021 All-Star Game, however we do understand how the voting course of will play out.
Ahead of this yr’s All-Star festivities, which can reportedly happen March 7 in Atlanta, the league has launched the second spherical of fan voting results. A couple of huge names are unsurprisingly on the prime of the lists, however there are some eye-openers on the leaderboards.
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Kevin Durant and LeBron James emerged because the main vote-getters within the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, incomes greater than 4 million votes every. Trae Young, who completed first amongst East guards in final yr’s returns, did not even break the highest 5 at his place. And then there’s the curious case of Klay Thompson, the No. 8 guard within the West regardless of being out for the season with an Achilles harm.
You can try the latest results beneath forward of the 2021 All-Star break.
How does the NBA All-Star voting course of work?
The fan vote accounts for 50 p.c of the whole vote to find out the starters for the NBA All-Star Game. Current gamers and media members break up the opposite 50 p.c. Each poll consists of two guards and three frontcourt gamers from every convention. Reserves are chosen by NBA head coaches, and league commissioner Adam Silver chooses harm replacements if essential.
All-Star captains will then draft their groups from the eligible pool of gamers (starters in first spherical, reserves in second spherical). Captains can be chosen primarily based on which gamers earn probably the most fan votes in every convention. They aren’t required to draft primarily based on convention affiliation or place.
Key dates forward of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Fan voting for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game ends Tuesday, Feb. 16, and the beginning pool can be introduced two days afterward Thursday, Feb. 18.
- Fan voting ends: Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET
- All-Star starters introduced: Feb. 18
- All-Star reserves introduced: Feb. 23
- All-Star Draft: TBD
- 2021 NBA All-Star Game: March 7 (per a number of studies)
NBA All-Star 2021 fan voting results (second spherical)
Eastern Conference guards
|1.||Bradley Beal, Wizards||2,528,719|
|2.||Kyrie Irving, Nets||2,104,130|
|3.||James Harden, Nets||1,829,504|
|4.||Jaylen Brown, Celtics||1,062,888|
|5.||Zach LaVine, Bulls||936,309|
|6.||Trae Young, Hawks||737,126|
|7.||Collin Sexton, Cavaliers||365,942|
|8.||Derrick Rose, Knicks||342,177|
|9.||Russell Westbrook, Wizards||339,498|
|10.||Fred VanVleet, Raptors||255,161|
Eastern Conference frontcourt
|1.||Kevin Durant, Nets||4,234,433|
|2.||Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks||3,282,478|
|3.||Joel Embiid, 76ers||3,022,105|
|4.||Jayson Tatum, Celtics||1,680,780|
|5.||Jimmy Butler, Heat||662,691|
|6.||Bam Adebayo, Heat||578,133|
|7.||Domantas Sabonis, Pacers||397,711|
|8.||Julius Randle, Knicks||387,114|
|9.||Gordon Hayward, Celtics||352,667|
|10.||Jerami Grant, Pistons||282,605|
Western Conference guards
|1.||Stephen Curry, Warriors||4,033,050|
|2.||Luka Doncic, Mavericks||2,484,552|
|3.||Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers||2,095,157|
|4.||Donovan Mitchell, Jazz||479,241|
|5.||Ja Morant, Grizzlies||437,632|
|6.||Devin Booker, Suns||391,116|
|7.||Chris Paul, Suns||278,128|
|8.||Klay Thompson, Warriors||225,169|
|9.||CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers||218,160|
|10.||Alex Caruso, Lakers||214,997|
Western Conference frontcourt
|1.||LeBron James, Lakers||4,369,533|
|2.||Nikola Jokic, Nuggets||3,006,981|
|3.||Kawhi Leonard, Clippers||2,462,621|
|4.||Anthony Davis, Lakers||2,329,371|
|5.||Paul George, Clippers||1,024,233|
|6.||Zion Williamson, Pelicans||842,439|
|7.||Andrew Wiggins, Warriors||552,661|
|8.||Christian Wood, Rockets||525,018|
|9.||Brandon Ingram, Pelicans||433,041|
|10.||Carmelo Anthony, Trail Blazers||346,812|