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LeBron James in second place in first round of All-Star voting

Giannis Antetokounmpo is 7,336 votes ahead of James.

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For now at least, LeBron James is the second-place voter getter in the Eastern Conference.

Per a NBA press release detailing the first round of All-Star voting, James, at 856,080 votes, is 7,336 votes behind Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Cavs forward Kevin Love is currently fifth among Eastern Conference frontcourt players with 221,969 votes. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is third overall, and first among East guards, with 802,834 votes. Cavs guard Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas are currently sixth and and seventh among Eastern Conference guards with 165,163 and 87,680 votes respectively.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant leads the Western Conference with 767,402 votes. His teammate, Stephen Curry, is in second place with 735,115 votes.

With the NBA’s changed voting format, James not being No. 1 means he would not be a team captain on All-Star weekend. While he would likely be the No. 1 pick were he not named a captain, it would be interesting to see how other players would draft him in a pool of players.

Voting for the 2018 All-Star game closes on Monday, Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.