If you had to guess who was the leading vote getter so far for the NBA all-star game, the answer would most likely be LeBron James or Steph Curry.
Those answers would both be wrong.
Right now, the honor goes to Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The 23-year-old was the franchise’s first all-star starter in 31 years, dating back to Sidney Moncrief in 1986.
Now, he has the edge on LeBron James as the leader with 863,416 votes. The Cleveland Cavs superstar has 856,080 votes.
In the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant leads with 767,402 votes, while teammate Stephen Curry is next with 735,115.
The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air at 7 p.m. on TNT
TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters, including the two captains at 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 The network will announce the reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. And then, there’s another show to at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 to reveal the rosters as a whole.
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
2. LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
3. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
4. Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
5. Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115