The second batch of All-Star votes are in and not much has changed in seven days. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant leads the Western Conference with 1,110,379 votes. Bryant is joined by his Laker teammate Andrew Bynum (777,365 votes), Thunder forward Kevin Durant (973,152), and Los Angeles Clippers stars Blake Griffin (619,913) and Chris Paul (835,026).
In the East Magic center Dwight Howard leads all players with 1,161,797 votes. Howard is joined by Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1,040,210 votes), Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (779,945) and Miami Heat phenoms LeBron James (972,580) and Dwyane Wade (972,015).
Not a single player in the NBA poses a threat to start in the All-Star Game ahead of any of the aforementioned players. With voting ending on January 31st I believe we’re looking at the starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.
2012 NBA All-Star voting
Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 972,580;Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 779,945; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 281,617; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 268,980; Chris Bosh (Mia) 209,640;Luol Deng (Chi)166,671; Paul Pierce (Bos) 145,077;Carlos Boozer (Chi) 101,612; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 93,456; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 80,694.
Guards: Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,040,210;Dwyane Wade (Mia) 972,015;Rajon Rondo (Bos) 394,672;Ray Allen (Bos) 274,233; Deron Williams (NJN) 143,941;Jose Calderon (Tor) 84,881;Richard Hamilton (Chi) 64,757; John Wall (Was) 61,160;Kyrie Irving (Cle) 53,300; Joe Johnson (Atl) 40,718.
Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,161,797;Joakim Noah (Chi) 141,683;Tyson Chandler (NYK) 107,735; Joel Anthony (Mia) 67,210;JaVale McGee (Was) 41,249; Al Horford (Atl) 35,860.
Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 973,152;Blake Griffin (LAC) 619,913; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 354,434; Pau Gasol (LAL) 327,596; Kevin Love (Min) 232,656;LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 188,829; Tim Duncan (SA) 133,575; Lamar Odom (Dal) 96,080; Metta World Peace (LAL) 63,055; Danilo Gallinari (Den) 59,646.
Guards: KobeBryant (LAL) 1,110,379;Chris Paul (LAC) 835,026;Ricky Rubio (Min) 248,423;Steve Nash (Pho) 188,537;Russell Westbrook (OKC) 167,996;Kyle Lowry (Hou) 132,972; Monta Ellis (GS) 105,926; Manu Ginobili (SA) 79,821; Jason Kidd (Dal) 79,783; Chauncey Billups (LAC) 73,429.
Centers: Andrew Bynum (LAL) 777,365; DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 214,883; Marc Gasol (Mem) 182,992; Nenê (Den) 144,066; Marcin Gortat (Pho) 92,511; Kendrick Perkins (OKC) 66,380.
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