If the voting holds, there's a strong likelihood that Durant or Curry will end up as one of the captains for the game, which will increase the pressure on a player who is forced to draft his remaining 11 teammates.
Hoping to spice up the All-Star Game, the National Basketball Association has implemented a unique format for this year's contest in which the vote victor in each conference will pick teams from a selected pool of reserves, pick-up style.
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The starters will be determined by the voting system which, like last season, sees the fans get 50 percent and players and media share 25 percent each.
They are two players who can do seemingly everything on the court, but three-point shooting may be an area of weakness.
There will be three frontcourt players and two guards chosen for each starting lineup, meaning Embiid now has a decent chance of starting in the game. The two captains will then draft a team based on the pool of players. New York's Kristaps Porzingis (359,459) was fourth.
In the west, Durant and New Orleans Pelicans pair Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are the top three in the frontcourt. In voting for the West guards, Curry is followed by the Houston Rockets' James Harden (602,040) and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder (438,469). Captains will select their final teams on January 25. Voting will conclude at 10:59 p.m. The All-Star Game is February 18 in Los Angeles.