National Basketball Association fans are making some odd choices for the 2019 All-Star Game

National Basketball Association fans are making some odd choices for the 2019 All-Star Game

He has almost 700,000 votes, more than James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. The Pelicans' Anthony Davis (605,417) and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George (580,055) finish up the group.

To determine the All-Star Game captains and starters, the National Basketball Association weighs the results of fan voting (which accounts for 50 percent of the vote) against votes from current National Basketball Association players (25 percent) and media members (25 percent).

Houston's James Harden, the NBA's top scorer with 33.3 points a game, was chasing a starting spot in 3rd on 541,606 with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook next on 459,792. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has the second most votes overall, followed by Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving.

A combined vote from the fans, media and players decide who the starters are for each conference. There will be five starters from each conference: two guards and three forwards.

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The top vote-getters from each conference will serve as team captains. The All-Star draft will be televised for the first time this year, revealing the order in which players are picked after such information was kept quiet last year. DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn't played a game since last January, appearing at all!

Other totals of note: Vince Carter, 41, is seventh among Eastern Conference frontcourt players, while Atlanta Hawks teammate Jeremy Lin - a reserve guard - is eighth among backcourt players in the conference. Voting for fans, players and media concludes Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:59 p.m. PT. The All-Star starters - and captains - will be announced January 24.

The two team captains will draft rosters from the players voted as starters and reserves, picking players regardless of conference affiliation. Reserves will be announced January 31.