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Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns

Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns

Antetokounmpo is second with 2,670,816 and leads an Eastern Conference starting five that now includes Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

The starting five - which includes three frontcourt and two backcourt positions spots - for the Western Conference are James, Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Derrick Rose (Minnesota Timberwolves).

The NBA has just announced the results of the second round of All-Star voting, and it still looks like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for the two teams.

Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game.




All current National Basketball Association players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with every voter completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Voting will conclude on January 21. Reserves will be determined by a vote of National Basketball Association head coaches.

Last season, Ball was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and with the lack of blue chipper point guards prospects in last year's draft, there's a very good chance Ball is selected to participate again. It was not televised in 2018, the first year of the captain format. The Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (858,798) continues to hold third place, while Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (695,032) remains in fourth place. 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.

Details for the All-Star draft have yet to be announced.


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