Dwyane Wade leads Eastern Conference guards in All-Star votes
Another year, another All-Star Game for Dwyane Wade ... or so it seems.
The NBA released the most updated version of All-Star voting Thursday, and a familiar name was sitting atop the list of vote-getters for Eastern Conference guards. And he's in first — by a whole lot.
Holding 562,558 votes, Wade is more than doubling up Kyrie Irving's total of 271,094. Irving sits in second place on the list, followed by Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and John Wall, in that order.
In the front court, Chris Bosh is making a push, but doesn't seem to stand the greatest chance to be voted onto the team as a starter. Currently in sixth place, Bosh sits with 194,429 votes, about 70,000 back of Andre Drummond for third place on the list. Hassan Whiteside is farther back in ninth.
The NBA changed its voting criteria for the game a few years ago. While voting used to call for two guards, two forwards and a center, the format now asks for two guards and three frontcourt players.
By what should be no one's surprise, Kobe Bryant has more votes than anyone, garnering almost 1.3 million already. No one else has eclipsed the 1 million marker.