James, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich jokes that Steven Adams'scares him

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich jokes that Steven Adams'scares him

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard remains in second place among Eastern Conference forwards after the second return of National Basketball Association all-star voting.

However, Leonard dropped from fifth to sixth place in overall voting after Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic jumped up to fourth place.

In the east they include Victor Oladipo (567,893), Kyle Lowry (488,825), Goran Dragic (191,541) and Bradley Beal (168,137).

The second returns of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game voting are in and, to no one's surprise, LeBron James still leads all vote-getters in the NBA.

Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (206,290) has joined the Eastern Conference's frontcourt members, replacing Pistons center Andre Drummond.

Hornets guard Kemba Walker is on the outside of being an All-Star Game starter in Charlotte next month, based on a running tally of fan votes the National Basketball Association announced Thursday.

The East guard group is again led by the Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (2,381,901) and the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (1,199,789). Players may vote for their teammates or themselves.

Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 21 to get their votes in.

National Basketball Association head coaches will vote for the reserves and also for replacement nominees in case of an injury, which could bring a few other names into consideration down the line.

The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference as details of the All-Star Draft will be released at a later date.

The captains' draft will be televised this season.

TNT will reveal All-Star Game starters, including the two captains, on Thursday, Jan. 24 during their pregame show.

The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend will be February 15-17 in Charlotte.

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