James, Curry lead NBA All-Star voting


Cleveland LeBron James leads all players in the voting, bringing in 1.6 million.

Out West, Curry also became the new leader after surpassing Durant's tally by more than 40,000 votes. New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis is fourth with 640,928 votes. The Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is third in the conference and overall with 1,370,643 votes. Toronto's DeMar DeRozan is second among East guards with 537,168 votes and Philadelphia rookie Ben Simmons is third with 397,942.

In the Western Conference, Curry takes the top spot among all guards with 1,369,658 votes. The Houston Rockets' James Harden has 978,540 votes and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook 791,332.

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, are fifth and seventh among the West's frontcourt players. Warriors' do-it-all forward Draymond Green (616,730) is at third, followed by DeMarcus Cousins (587,835).

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. The All-Star Game is set on February 18 at Los Angeles.

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. The league's coaches will determine the reserve pool and the captains will complete their rosters picking from that group.

The All-Star starters and the two captains will be announced on January 18, with the National Basketball Association coaches choosing the reserves by January 23.