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NBA All-Star voting 2013: LeBron James, Kevin Durant lead voting

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NBA All-Star voting for 2013 has revealed the early leaders. LeBron James has the most votes so far and looks to start the NBA All-Star Game once again. A report from late Thursday (Dec. 12) by the NBA shows that Kevin Durant isn't too far behind James for the honor of receiving the most votes. James is the overall leader with 609,336 votes, while Durant is second with 607,407 votes.

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The other leaders in the Eastern Conference to join James in the frontcourt are Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (489,335) and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (424,211). Fourth place in votes for the frontcourt is Roy Hibbert of the Pacers (208,369). As for the guard positions in the East, Dwyane Wade (396,279) and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers (365,712) are the two leaders. Derrick Rose is third with 272,410 votes.

The frontcourt in the Western Conference has Durant more than 300,000 votes ahead of the closest player. That player is Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets with 295,120 and he is closely followed by Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers with 292,925 votes. Fourth place in the frontcourt is Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves with 275,506 votes. as for the backcourt, Kobe Bryant has 501,215 votes and Chris Paul of the Clippers has 393,313 votes. Third place belongs to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors with 327,449.

The league will continue accepting ballots until Monday, Jan. 20, with the starters to be announced live on TNT that Thursday (Jan. 23). The 2013 NBA All-Star voting will continue through that time, giving fans the chance to shift the totals. As for the All-Star Game itself, that will be played in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

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