Cavaliers' James, Warriors' Curry lead NBA All-Star Voting 2018

LeBron James Takes the Lead in Latest All Star Returns

James has more than 1.6-million votes in the latest tabulations to lead the East. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is second overall with more than 1.48-million votes. Stephen Curry passed Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant in overall voting and would be team captain if votes ended today.

Previously, players voted to the All-Star roster simply played in a conference matchup, but a new All-Star format has two team captains from a list of players and have them either start or be alternates.

With fans making up 50 percent of the voting (active National Basketball Association players and National Basketball Association media make up 25 percent each), it's likely James and Curry will be the team captains under the new All-Star setup.

"Fan votes account for 50 percent of the weighted vote, with the other half coming from players and members of the media".

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James and Antetokounmpo are followed in the East frontcourt by the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (784,287) and the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (640,928). Curry, the Houston Rockets' James Harden (978,540) and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (791,332) continue to be the top three guards in the West.

Players will be sorted by conference and position (guards and frontcourt players), and the two top guards and three top frontcourt players will be named starters. Fan voting ends Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). New Orleans' DeMarcus Cousins (587,835) is fourth.

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be played February 18 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The full 2018 All-Star game rosters will be revealed on January 25.

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