Fan votes are worth only 50 per cent in determining the all-star game's starters, with the other half coming down to a combination of player and media vote.More news: Predicted Barcelona XI vs Levante: Youngsters’ time to deliver
In the Eastern Conference, Antetokounmpo (2,670,816) has strengthened his position as the leading vote-getter.
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard remains in second place among Eastern Conference forwards after the second return of National Basketball Association all-star voting. Each captain will draft rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference. Ball and Kuzma, along with Brandon Ingram, were selected to the Rising Stars Game last season.
Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET.More news: Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise sickens 167 passengers
While George is up to third in the frontcourt, Steven Adams remains sixth in the frontcourt and Russell Westbrook remains at fourth among guards, respectively, trailing James Harden, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.
Walker is third among East guards with 858,798 votes, ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons with 695,032. 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 network will announce reserves, selected by National Basketball Association head coaches, on Thursday, Jan. 31.
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