Led by Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who received 1,089,206 overall votes. These are your five 2016 eastern conference all-star game starters for the annual event to be held in Toronto. More from the NBA:
LeBron James, Cavaliers
After James took the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals last season, he has led the Eastern Conference in voting this season. An 11-time All-Star, James is shooting a career low 29-percent from the three-point line, but has also averaged 25.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 6 apg for the 29-11 Cavs, who are in first place in the Eastern Conference.
Paul George, Pacers
After suffering a compound fracture of his right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in the summer of 2014, George missed most of last season, before returning for the final six games. This season, the two-time All-Star George has played in all 42 of Indiana’s games, averaging a career-high 23.7 ppg, along with 4 apg and 7.4 rpg.
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Last season, shortly after appearing in his 10th NBA All-Star Game, Anthony had season-ending knee surgery. This season, Anthony is averaging 21.7 ppg in 40 games, and last night passed Larry Bird for 31st place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Anthony has assumed a leadership role for the rebuilding Knicks, who after winning just 17 games a season ago, are currently 22-22 and in contention for a playoff appearance.
Dwayne Wade, Heat
At 34 years old, Wade is a 12-time All-Star. After missing significant chunks of the last few seasons with various injuries, this season Wade has played in 40 of Miami’s 43 games. Wade is averaging 18.1 ppg for the Heat, who are 23-20.
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
Thank the north. After making his All-Star debut last season and leading the Raptors into the playoffs, Lowry has been even better this season. Through 42 games, the 29-year-old Lowry is averaging a career high 20.9 ppg and 5 rpg, along with 6.5 apg.
ALL-STAR VOTING: FINAL RESULTS
1. LeBron James (Cle) 1,089,206
2. Paul George (Ind) 711,595
3. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 567,348
4. Pau Gasol (Chi) 566,988
5. Andre Drummond (Det) 515,296
6. Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 473,579
7. Chris Bosh (Mia) 351,420
8. Kevin Love (Cle) 332,685
9. Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 301,362
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 84,617
11. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 73,079
12. Joakim Noah (Chi) 48,509
13. DeMarre Carroll (Tor) 46,044
14. Marcin Gortat (Was) 43,496
15. Paul Millsap (Atl) 41,654
1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 941,466
2. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 646,441
3. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 580,651
4. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 564,637
5. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 444,868
6. John Wall (Was) 368,686
7. Derrick Rose (Chi) 302,389
8. Jeremy Lin (Cha) 195,920
9. Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 153,642
10. Reggie Jackson (Det) 76,688