LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead their respective conferences in votes for the All-Star game. Both players are having MVP worthy seasons.
James is averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.9 assists. Durant is currently averaging 29.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists.
James now has the most votes overall, he was second to Durant before the second round of voting.
It should be expected that the pair will be All-Star team captains, and it would certainly be a great narrative coming into the game.
James defeated Durant to win his first NBA Championship back in 2012 when the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.
Durant won his two championships and finals MVPs against James in 2017 and 2018 after he joined the Golden State Warriors.
Two teams led by Durant and James will certainly make a great story for the All-Star game. Although, James has already made it clear he doesn't want an All-Star game to go ahead.
James said: "I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star game this year.
“I don’t even understand why we are having an All-Star game."
Whereas James called the NBA going forward with the All-Star game a "slap in the face" Durant had a different take.
“It is what it is. We have no control over it,” the Brooklyn Nets star said. “I don’t care either way.”