NBA All-Star Game 2016 Voting: 2nd Update for East, West Rosters Released

January 7th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Retiring Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant leads all vote-getters for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game based on the second update announced Thursday.

The NBA's All-Star Game Twitter feed provided the current voting results, which also included positional leads for LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors in their respective conferences:

Bryant continues to lead the pack by a significant margin, racking up more than double the amount of votes as the next member of the Western Conference frontcourt, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Fans have shown the Lakers legend plenty of love since he announced his intention to walk away from the game at season's end. He still admitted his surprise about the All-Star voting results when the first batch was released in late December, per Baxter Holmes of ESPN.

"Listen, I was making a little coffee run this morning, got some gas and decided to just go on Instagram and peruse," Bryant said, "and [I] saw the damn votes, and I was like, 'What the hell?' Shocked ...

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