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LeBron James and Stephen Curry continue to lead the way in All-Star voting after the second tally of fan ballots was counted on Thursday.
Cleveland Cavaliers star James leads the voting overall with 775,810 votes at the Eastern Conference frontcourt spot, while Golden State Warriors’ Curry has 755,486 which is good for second in the league and tops the Western Conference guards.
In terms of movement between the counts, Chicago Bulls ace Pau Gasol has moved up and forms the East front-court with New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony.
Meanwhile, John Wall remains the East’s leading guard in the backcourt with Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade following in second spot.
Kobe Bryant is second to Curry in the West backcourt while Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol lead the way in the frontcourt.
As with every round of voting, there is likely to be some degree of change in leads and with the All-Star game set to be played in New York on February 15, the voting continues until January 19 with the starters for each respective Conference being announced on January 22.
Although James will undoubtedly continue to receive votes, he may well see them drop off slightly as he is expected to miss the next two weeks of action with knee and back strains.
The four-time MVP will get enough votes to feature, but it could be an on-going issue and he will likely prioritise being healthy for the Cavaliers if the problems persist.