Unsurprisingly, LeBron James is well on his way to starting in another All-Star game.
In the first round of voting results released today, LeBron leads all Eastern Conference forwards with 357,937 total votes. If the voting holds steady, LeBron would start up front with Pacers forward Paul George and Pistons center Andre Drummond.
Overall, LeBron is third in votes behind Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (who received 719,235 total votes) and Warriors guard Steph Curry, who received 510,202 total votes. Rounding out the top-five vote getters are Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Heat guard Dwyane Wade. Durant comes in at fourth overall with 349,473 total votes, while Wade is fifth with 300,595 total votes.
While the votes ultimately don't matter because LeBron will be an All-Star for the 12th time come February, the results seem reflective of the moment. Bryant is in the midst of his retirement tour, while Curry is the player of the moment even if LeBron is still the NBA's best.