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NBA All-Star: Stephen Curry on Pace to Overtake LeBron James in Overall Voting for the First Time in His Career

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry

One of the best formats in all sports the All-Star game is near. It will be conducted on 20th February in Cleveland, Ohio at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. It will be the 71st edition of this event and just like last year it’ll be full of excitement and thrill. Stephen Curry is leading the charge with 2.5 million votes to his name.

 

Kevin Durant has 2.3 million votes. Giannis Antetukounmpo is at 3rd 2.1 million votes. Surprisingly LeBron James who has always led the voting has fallen down to the 4th number. While players like Klay Thompson who hasn’t played in 2 years, is on the list but because the media also get to vote, he won’t be a part of the all-star team, and Kyrie Irving who has played only one game in 2021-22 NBA season.

Stephen Curry might lead the All-Star voting for the first time

For the time in his career Curry has led the all-star voting. If this continues he can for the time in his career be a captain over LeBron in the Western Conference. The 2 times MVP despite his popularity could not overcome the King. Even though he has been a captain of the western conference but has never been able to beat LeBron James in votes. It’ll be interesting to see two former teammates i.e KD and Curry going up against each other as captains of their conference. 

Stephen Curry is having a sensational season this year. He is in the top 3 of the NBA’s official MVP race. He has been selected for the all-star games 7 times and will go on to appear in his 8th all-star game. Despite these many selections he has never won the All-Star MVP.

If the voting stops today the starting lineup for the Eastern and Western conferences will be

Eastern Conference- DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetukounmpo and Joel Embidd 

Western Conference- Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Paul George, and Nikola Jokic