NBA All-Star voting: Takeaways from first fan vote returns to decide captains, starting lineups for 2024 game

The first fan vote returns for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game are here.

Between Dec. 19 and Jan. 20, fans can vote on the 10 players they want to see starting in this season’s All-Star Game. Like previous seasons, the fan vote will account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the starters. The other 50 percent will be split by current players and a media panel.

Starting on Thursday, the NBA will share voting updates three times in January. Starters will then be revealed at the end of the month.

Here’s everything you need to know about All-Star Game voting and the first returns.

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2024 NBA All-Star Game voting results

Top 10 vote-getters

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo — 2,171,812
  2. LeBron James — 2,008,394
  3. Joel Embiid — 1,844,025
  4. Kevin Durant — 1,807,394
  5. Jayson Tatum — 1,765,919
  6. Nikola Jokic — 1,636,041
  7. Luka Doncic — 1,452,733
  8. Stephen Curry — 1,394,980
  9. Tyrese Haliburton — 1,380,795
  10. Anthony Davis — 988,225

If NBA All-Star voting ended today, fan-voted starters would be…

Eastern Conference Position Western Conference
Tyrese Haliburton Guard Stephen Curry
Damian Lillard Guard Luka Doncic
Jayson Tatum Frontcourt LeBron James
Giannis Antetokounmpo Frontcourt Kevin Durant
Joel Embiid Frontcourt Nikola Jokic

The tightest races for starting spots

The closest call right now is the second guard spot in the Eastern Conference.

Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton leads the way with 1,380,795 votes. There’s a bit of a gap between him and Damian Lillard, but Trae Young is less than 100,000 votes behind the Bucks guard.

The most interesting race is the Western Conference guards, which is between Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. SGA, who is firmly in the MVP conversation, has some ground to make up between now and the second returns.

Also receiving votes

Victor Wembanyama, Chet Holmgren and Alperen Sengun each cracked the top 10 in the Western Conference frontcourt. Wemanyama and Holmgren are the leading candidates for Rookie of the Year, and Sengun has been one of this season’s breakout players.

Celtics fans will be happy to see Derrick White get some love. His candidacy has been a topic of conversation since JJ Redick tweeted that he “is an All-Star.

When will the NBA share fan vote returns?

The NBA will provide updates on All-Star Game fan voting on the first three Thursdays of January.

  • Thursday, Jan. 4: First fan vote return
  • Thursday, Jan. 11: Second fan vote return
  • Thursday, Jan. 18: Final fan vote return

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When will the NBA All-Star Game starters be announced?

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game starters will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The starters will be announced during TNT NBA Tip-Off. TNT will broadcast two games on the night of Jan. 25: Celtics vs. Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by Kings vs. Warriors at 10 p.m.

The All-Star Game’s reserves, which are selected by NBA head coaches, will be revealed a week later, on Thursday, Feb. 1.

When is the 2024 NBA All-Star Game?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers. The game is scheduled to tip off around 8:30 p.m. ET.

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