NBA All-Star 2013 - Voting Has Begun December 14, 2012 09:59

Yesterday, the NBA announced the initial results from the 2013 NBA All-Star game ballot. 

Voting has officially opened, to allow fans to choose who they want to see in the All-Star game next year, and this first batch of votes are pretty predictable in terms of who's up there. 

Remember that this year, there are no forward or centre positions in the balloting, which has upset some of the leagues leading big guys, like Dwight Howard for instance

For the Eastern Conference All-Stars, there's no surprise that LeBron James is already leading the vote with 641,348 votes, followed by Carmelo Anthony with 573,113 votes, Dwayne Wade with 430,925, and Rajon Rondo with 382,613.

In the West, again there's no surprise that Kobe Bryant is sitting on top with 639,419 votes, followed by Kevin Durant with 605,965, Dwight Howard with 434,168, and Chris Paul with 353,603.

Funnily enough, Ricky Rubio, Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bynum and Amar'e Stoudemire have been injured, and not even been able to prove themselves on the court, yet they've already got a combined 250,000 votes to appear in the All-Star game.

Go figure. 

Here are the full run down of voting so far.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat: 641,348
2. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks: 573,112
3. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics: 218,246
4. Chris Bosh, Miami Heat: 210,724
5. Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks: 151,744
6. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics: 114,735
7. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls: 73,366
8. Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks: 69,344
9. Andrew Bynum, Philadelphia 76ers: 68,596
10. Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks: 64,266
11. Shane Battier, Miami Heat: 59,419
12. Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers: 57,336
13. Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls: 48,450
14. Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets: 47,940
15. Jeff Green, Boston Celtics: 36,080

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat: 430,925
2. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics: 382,613
3. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets: 211,426
4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers: 155,989
5. Ray Allen, Miami Heat: 130,016
6. Monta Ellis, Milwaukee Bucks: 47,650
7. Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: 37,974
8. Jason Terry, Boston Celtics: 36,147
9. Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks: 35,610
10. Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers: 35,193

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder: 605,965
2. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers: 434,168
3. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers: 307,855
4. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs: 189,577
5. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers: 139,868
6. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves: 112,922
7. Omer Asik, Houston Rockets: 88,178
8. Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies: 85,279
9. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder: 68,285
10. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers: 66,290
11. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks: 63,056;
12. Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies: 61,716
13. Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies: 59,916
14. Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers: 59,167
15: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets: 53,779

Backcourt

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: 639,419
2. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers: 353,603
3. Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets: 298,319
4. James Harden, Houston Rockets: 196,108
5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder: 143,437
6. Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers: 118,073
7. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs: 69,983
8. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves: 54,744
9. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs: 47,800
10. O.J. Mayo, Dallas Mavericks: 36,495