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. CBSSports.com 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.
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.