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The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend isn’t until next month but social media has been having tons of fun talking about the All-Star balloting that’s been open for 12 days.

And it’s clear that Giannis Antetokounmpo, lovingly known as the Greek Freak, is not only destroying competition on the court, but is also popular among fans. Nearly two weeks in and he’s already received 863,416 votes. He’s got about 7,500 more votes than the King LeBron James— a huge feat for playing in a market as small as Milwaukee. And Antetokounmpo deserves it with the great start he’s gotten off to this year by ranking second in the NBA in scoring and consistently ranking among the most blocks, steals, and rebounds.

The NBA All-Star game has also gotten a fresh coat of paint so the player who receives the most votes in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference will each serve as a captain and can pick freely from the rest of the players, both starters and reserves. But starters will be chosen by a mix of fans, players, and the media. Other than the Greek Freak and James, the eastern conference is being led by H-Town’s James Harden, Philly’s Joel Embiid, and New York’s own Kristaps Porzingis. Just as expected on the West Coast, Golden State is running things with Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and sharpshooter Steph Curry.

The voting will continue and the league will release the updates on January 11 with the voting concluding on January 15. All-Star weekend starts February 16, and you can vote for your favorites on and peep the current standings below.

Eastern Conference


1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416

2. LeBron James (CLE) 856,080

3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161

4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459

5. Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969

6. Al Horford (BOS) 120,016

7. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 98,586

8. Andre Drummond (DET) 85,374

9. Enes Kanter (NYK) 83,102

10. Dwight Howard (CHA) 57,730


1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834

2. DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368

3. Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886

4. Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085

5. John Wall (WAS) 175,990

6. Dwyane Wade (CLE) 165,163

7. Isaiah Thomas (CLE) 87,680

8. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 85,070

9.  Bradley Beal (WAS) 71,079

10. Jaylen Brown (BOS) 51,562

Western Conference


1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402

2. Anthony Davis (NOP) 393,000

3. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340

4. Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612

5. Paul George (OKC) 291,495

6. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650

7. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239

8. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 188,240

9. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 184,338

10. LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 153,599


1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115

2. James Harden (HOU) 602,040

3. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469

4. Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442

5. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460

6. Chris Paul (HOU) 174,343

7. Damian Lillard (POR) 148,622

8. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 120,817

9. Devin Booker (PHO) 91,562

10. Jimmy Butler (MIN) 88,009