A few hours after confirming the All Star Game 2021 will be held on March 7 in Atlanta, the NBA unveiled the first results of the votes for the event on Thursday evening. In the East, Kevin Durant (Brooklyn) collects the most votes, while LeBron James (Lakers) dominates the votes in the West. Rudy Gobert, for his part, does not appear anywhere.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead the way. On a day that saw the Great League confirm a little earlier that an All Star Game would take place in 2021, and that it would take place as announced on March 7 in Atlanta, with the menu in addition to the match three of the most anticipated traditional competitions each year, namely the dunk competition, the three-point competition and the skills challenge, the NBA has unveiled a first score on the votes. With 2,302,705 votes, Kevin Durant (Brooklyn) leads, ahead of the other huge favorite LeBron James (Lakers) (2,288,676). Unsurprisingly there either, the first dominates the votes in the East, while the second arrives for the moment largely in the lead in the West, knowing that this All Star Game should mark the great return of the opposition between a team made up of the most appreciated players of the Eastern Conference against those of the West whom the fans like the most there too, against the backdrop of the (definitive?) end of Team Giannis against Team LeBron.
Gobert with absent subscribers
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It should be noted that the voters can bring a voice to three players “frontcourt”, category grouping together the wingers and the pivots, and a voice to two players of the rear posts (“guards”). Regarding this second category, Stephen Curry (Golden State) currently dominates the votes in the West (2,113,178). Bradley Beal (Washington), meanwhile, is leading the East, with 1,273,817 votes. If the votes were to stop there, the five major of the Eastern team would therefore consist of Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. In the camp opposite, the West team would appear in the following lineup: LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard. Rudy Gobert, yet at the head of the NBA with Utah and author of an excellent start to the season, does not appear in the votes unveiled Thursday. The next score will be made next Thursday. The holders of the two teams will be communicated on February 18, and the replacements, five days later (February 23).