In the first wave of All-Star voting released, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is the leading vote getter. Durant’s 607,407 is the most in the Western Conference. He’s second overall behind LeBron James, who leads all with 609,336, less than 2,000 votes.
Other Thunder players that are on the ballot are Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.
Westbrook comes in with 149,065 votes, placing him sixth in the backcourt voting in the Western Conference. He’s behind Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin and James Harden. Westbrook is roughly 49,000 votes behind Harden for fifth place. Bryant leads all backcourt with 501,215 votes.
Ibaka is not in the top 15 of voting in the Western Conference front court.
For the second year in a row, NBA fans can vote via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Twitter voting allows fans to tweet a vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include the player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABallot. Facebook voting allows fans to comment on official league, team, or international NBA All-Star Facebook pages by commenting below the post with #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name. Voters can select 10 unique players per day.
NBA Fans can also access the ballot and vote through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint applications, available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint application, the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans.
There are several other ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital program including: in 11 languages on NBA.com/asb, through SMS voting by texting the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”) or by visiting NBA.com/asb on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player’s last name. Message and data rates may apply. Voters can fill out one full ballot per day on nba.com/asb from a desktop or mobile browser.
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