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Kyrie Irving still in second place in the East in third NBA All-Star voting returns

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Irving needs a good final push from fans to become the East’s All-Star captain.

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Round 3 of the NBA’s fan vote returns for the 68th NBA All-Star game have been released with the deadline steadily approaching:

Irving leads all guards by a very large margin, earning 3,187,015 votes which is well over a million more than Dwyane Wade who’s in second place. Overall in the Eastern Conference, Irving trails just Giannis Antetokounmpo who has earned 3,626,909 votes. Both trail LeBron James who leads all vote earners with 3,770,807 votes.

James will certainly represent the Western Conference in the All-Star Draft to select the teams for the showcase in Charlotte. The second-highest vote earner currently is Antetokounmpo. Behind him is Luka Doncic and then there’s Irving.

Unlike last year, the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft will be televised on TNT, adding to the drama of the situation even more. Shams Charania reported that this televised draft will occur on February 7th:

Incidentally, this is will occur on the same day as the NBA Trade Deadline. Incidentally-er, the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers later that evening. Whoever’s pulling the strings here (not to name na- *coughs* Adam Silver *coughs*) really knows what they’re doing.

The All-Star starters for the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be revealed on January 24th, 2019. The All-Star game itself will be played on February 17th, 2019. If you want to make a difference, now’s the time to vote.