Joel Embiid officially voted in as 2019 NBA All-Star Starter

Joel Embiid officially voted in as 2019 NBA All-Star Starter

Joel Embiid officially voted in as 2019 NBA All-Star Starter

Milwaukee Bucks giant Giannis topped voting in the East, with 4.3m fan votes and the most votes from current National Basketball Association players, with 269. Here's a look at some of the most absurd names that received All-Star votes from their fellow players, starting with some you might recognize. James Harden, Steph Curry, Paul George and Kevin Durant round out the West's starters, with Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and Joel Embiid joining Giannis and the Hornets' own Kemba Walker in the East.

Harden finished first among Western Conference guards in voting by media, second by players, and third by fans.

For the second year in a row, Jordan Brand (not Nike) will be the official brand of the NBA All-Star uniforms. It's cool from a fan perspective that they have some of their favorite players, that no matter what they will always see them on that stage.

The Kia NBA MVP for the 2017-18 season has been an All-Star in each of his seven seasons with Houston, putting him third behind Hakeem Olajuwon (12) and Yao Ming (eight) for the most selections in franchise history. "I had that opportunity multiple times, so you want those guys to be able to do it".

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George won a tie-breaker for the West's third frontcourt starting spot over New Orleans' Anthony Davis, who finished third on the players' and media's ballots but fifth in the fan vote.

The 37-year-old Wade is averaging 13.8 points on 43 percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in a bench role for the Heat this season. The Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo also had been a frontrunner before the devastating knee injury sustained Wednesday.

The 2019 NBA All-Star rosters officially have their starters.

Captains and starter versions of the 2019 NBA All-Star Edition jerseys are available at Nike.com and some retailers, with reserve player jerseys to be released January 31. As the leading overall vote-getter, James will have the first pick - just as he did a year ago, when the captain's-choice format was used for the all-star rosters for the first time. As the leading vote-getter among the Eastern Conference's players, Antetokounmpo will be the captain of one of the two All-Star teams, with LeBron James being the captain of the other.

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