The first returns are in for the 2011 NBA All-Star balloting and Suns guard Steve Nash is in the hunt for getting voted in as a starter.
Currently, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and the Thunder’s Kevin Durant are leading the Western Conference in votes, while the Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Heat’s LeBron James lead the Eastern Conference. Bryant is the overall leader with 722,682 votes.
As it stands, Bryant, the Hornets’ Chris Paul and the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili are ahead of Nash in the ballots for Western Conference guards. To be named a starter and guarantee himself a spot in the game, he will have to surpass Paul, who he trails by approximately 200,000 votes.
The 2011 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, will be played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 20.
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