Giannis Antetokounmpo Would Pick LeBron James 1st as All-Star Captain

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In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant leads with 767,402 votes and teammate Stephen Curry is next with 735,115.

Antetokounmpo received 863,416 votes to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (856,080) for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and overall.

His performances this season have seen him enter the MVP conversation as he's averaging an incredible 29.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

The voting result is an indicator of the Antetokounmpo's stellar performance for the Bucks who are now fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Under the NBA's new voting process, the two top vote getters in each conference - now Antetokounmpo and Durant - will select rosters from a player pool. Still, this shows which players have the most passionate fans - or, at least, who has led the best social media campaigns.

In the West, Durant is joined at the top of the frontcourt by two members of the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis (393,000) and DeMarcus Cousins (356,340).

National Basketball Association coaches will pick reserve players. So each team's captain must still pick players who would be All-Stars under the old format, but there are no longer conference restrictions. New York's Kristaps Porzingis (359,459) was fourth. Boston's Kyrie Irving leads the guards with 802,834 votes, followed by Toronto's DeMar DeRozan (259,368) and Indiana's Victor Oladipo (251,886). Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (438,469) was third.

The All-Star Game captains and starters will be announced on TNT Jan. 18, and the reserves will be announced Jan. 23.

There are still 11 more days left in the All-Star voting, which will conclude on January 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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