Thursday January 7th, 2016

Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant leads NBA All-Star voting by more than 300,000 votes after the second set of returns, the NBA announced Thursday. 

Bryant has 1,262,118 votes, ahead of Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has the second-highest total with 925,789. In the Western Conference frontcourt tallies, Bryant is trailed by Kevin Durant, who has 616,096 votes. Cavaliers forward LeBron James is the highest vote-getter in the Eastern Conference with 636,388. 

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has the second-highest vote total in the East with 562,558. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving trails him with 271,094. Indiana’s Paul George sits behind James in the Eastern Conference frontcourt tallies with 457,554 votes.

In November, Bryant announced that he would retire from the NBA following the 2015–16 season. The 19-year-veteran has made 17 All–Star games during his career.

Check out the complete list of the voting results below:

The next balloting update for the NBA All-Star Game will be announced on Jan. 14, and voting will conclude on Jan. 18. The 2016 NBA All-Star game will be played Feb. 14 in Toronto. 

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