LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: The 2011 NBA All-Star logo is unveiled by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Eric Gordon of the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver, AEG CEO Tim Leiweke and NBA legend James Worthy before Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant is trailing only Kobe Bryant in Western Conference votes for this year's All-Star Game.
Bryant, Howard Lead All-Star Balloting in Final Update | NBA.com
Durant finished with over 1.2 million votes, while Kobe finished with over 1.7 million votes. In the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic's leviathan Dwight Howard finished tops in the conference and second overall with over 1.5 million votes. Overall, Durant garnered the fifth highest number of votes, trailing Kobe, Howard, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. I think that's pretty lofty company, and with the way Durant has been playing lately, well-deserved.
This voting return marks the fourth and final balloting update before the starters are announced on January 27th on TNT. The All-Star Game will be played in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on February 20th at 5PM PST.
You can still vote for your favorite potential All-Stars here:
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