Steven Adams has emerged as a contender to make his first appearance in the NBA All-Star game after the first round of fans votes were revealed.
According to totals released by the league Thursday, James is the first player to get more than 1 million votes (1,083,363) for the February 17 showcase at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. Then, the leading vote-getters from the East and West will draft the eight remaining starters, then other All-Stars who will play off the bench.
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The format for drafting teams from last season remains in place.
Every voter submits a ballot with two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to determine the starters. A playground-style draft in which the two captains pick their side will be televised this year. LeBron and Curry were team captains in 2018. 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.
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.
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Voting will conclude on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:59pm PT. The reserves, as selected by the head coaches, will be announced January 31 on TNT.
Just like a year ago, the leading vote-getter from each conference will serve as a captain and will draft their rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.
Details for the All-Star draft have yet to be announced.
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