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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks continued to lead the West and East Conference in the second returns of NBA All-Star voting Thursday.

Meanwhile, LeBron James still leads all vote getters in the west with over 2.7 million votes.

With voting still underway, George is part of a Western Conference starting five led by James and also featuring Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Durant's Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry.

Kevin Durant, who was the NBA Finals MVP each of the last two seasons, is more than 140,000 votes behind Paul George for a starting spot.

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The leading vote getters for the Eastern Conference squad are Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embid (Philadelphia 76ers), Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics) and Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat).

10, the National Basketball Association announced the second returns of All-Star fan voting for the 2019 All-Star Game. Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Monday, January 21.

The fan votes count for 50 percent of the all-star teams, with player votes accounting for 25 percent of the team, and a media vote for the remainder.

Vote on https://t.co/R6fBO5LSAS, the NBA App or by searching for your favorite player or team on Google. Giannis Antetokounmpo has held his conference lead strong, now just a bit under 300,000 votes ahead of Irving. The Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (858,798) continues to hold third place, while Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (695,032) remains in fourth place. With Wade retiring after this season, the fans would love to see him in one last All-Star game, which is why he has so many votes. The All Star starters, and captains, will be announced January 24 on TNT. The two guards and three frontcourt players with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters. NBA All-Star weekend will tip off on February 15.