The NBA released the results of the initial voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star game and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leads all players with 552,967 overall votes. That places James,a 10-time All-Star, roughly 4,000 votes ahead of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry.
Guard Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Love also appeared on the initial returns. Irving, who was the MVP of last year's All-Star game, was third in voting for the Eastern Conference guards. Ahead of Irving are Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade. Irving received 237,356 total votes, while Wall received 299,209 votes and Wade received 265,917 votes. Love, who started last year for the Western Conference All-Stars while a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is fifth amongst Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 167,818 overall votes.
The 2015 NBA All-Star game takes place on Feb. 15 at Madison Square Guard, home of the New York Knicks, in New York City. All of the other All-Star weekend festivities will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Barclays Center is the home of the Brooklyn Nets.