Chris Paul, James Harden among leaders in latest All-Star voting returns

LeBron not ready to talk retirement just yet

LeBron not ready to talk retirement just yet

One week after the first 2018 All-Star voting returns were out, the NBA has released the official second voting returns through the 2018 NBA All-Star Twitter account earlier today.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference race is a lot more interesting with LeBron James edging out Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the third-leading vote-getter in the East frontcourt category with 784,287. The Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is third in the conference and overall with 1,370,643 votes.

The fan vote makes up 50 percent of the overall vote for the All-Star Game, which is scheduled February 18 in Los Angeles.

Curry leads Western Conference players with 1,369,658 votes, while Durant is right behind him with 1,326,059 in the latest update, per Slater. The Houston Rockets' James Harden has 978,540 votes and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook 791,332.

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Fan votes make up for 50 percent, while votes from current players and a media panel each make up 25 percent to determine the starters (top two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference).

Unfortunately for fans, the National Basketball Association and commissioner Adam Silver have repeatedly said the All-Star draft won't be televised due to the discomfort some players will have over the draft order.

Among the frontcourt players, Durant leads with 1,326,759 votes, while New Orleans Pelicans big Anthony Davis comes in second with 664,687. The captains are automatically starters. Warriors' do-it-all forward Draymond Green (616,730) is at third, followed by DeMarcus Cousins (587,835).

Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 15 to get their votes in.

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