Nov 18, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) walks in to the locker room with a towel over his head after Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) landed on his head during the fourth quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star Voting: Stephen Curry 3rd Among Western Guards … Behind Kobe Bryant

The NBA released the first batch of tabulated votes for the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans and the news isn’t that great for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

Curry is a fairly distant third in the Western Conference among guards, trailing No. 2 Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers by more than 65,000 votes. has the top 15 frontcourt vote tallies and the top 10 backcourt vote-getters for the Eastern and Western squads.

But both Paul and Curry are looking way up at the leading vote-getter among Western Conference backcourt players: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Yes, fans, more than 500,000 votes have already been cast for a guy who has played in two (count ‘em … 1 … 2 … and done) games this season.

Among frontcourt players in the West, Andre Iguodala of the Warriors is ninth with 109745 votes, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings is only 12th with 60,923 votes and David Lee of Golden State has 60,015 tallied thus far.

As it stands right now, the starters for the West would be Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets, Blake Griffin of the Clippers, Bryant and Paul.

The Eastern leaders are LeBron James (the top overall vote-getter and more than 609,000) of the Miami Heat, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Carmelo Anthony of the new York Knicks up front with Dwyane Wade of the Heat and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers 1-2 among guards.

For the record, Rajon Rondo of the Celtics—who has yet to play minute one this season—is sixth among Eastern Conference guards, three spots behind (wait for it) … Derrick Rose.


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