National Basketball Association fans are making some unusual choices for the 2019 All-Star Game

National Basketball Association fans are making some unusual choices for the 2019 All-Star Game

National Basketball Association fans are making some unusual choices for the 2019 All-Star Game

Four-time MVP LeBron James leads all players in fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.

So while Wade may get a huge portion of the fan vote, it's unlikely that his 14.1 points per game and bench role will be enough to earn him a spot on the All-Star roster. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic now lands as the No. 2 vote-getter among Western Conference forwards, placing ahead of Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Paul George in the pecking order. But even though the former Bulls star is shooting a career-best 46.2 percent from the outside, it still comes as a surprise to the masses that he's more than 150,000 votes ahead of Harden, who now leads the National Basketball Association in scoring average at a career-best 33.3 points per game. There will be five starters from each conference: two guards and three forwards. James and Stephen Curry were captains for last season's exhibition, the first under the new format. The coaches determine the seven reserves from each conference. Unlike a year ago, the All-Star draft WILL be televised this season although the draft date has not yet been announced. LeBron and Curry were team captains in 2018.

The leading vote-getter from each conference is selected as a captain for their respective team in the All-Star Game.

Currently, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George are fourth and fifth, respectively, among Western Conference frontcourt players.

Other totals of note: Vince Carter, 41, is seventh among Eastern Conference frontcourt players, while Atlanta Hawks teammate Jeremy Lin - a reserve guard - is eighth among backcourt players in the conference. Voting will conclude on January 21. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins - who hasn't played an National Basketball Association game in almost 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon - is 10th among Western Conference frontcourt players. Reserves will be announced January 31.

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