James, Bryant lead All-Star balloting
LEBRON JAMES and Kobe Bryant emerged as the leading vote getters when the NBA released the first All-Star balloting update.
James had 641,348 votes to top the East balloting while Bryant led all vote getters in the West with 639,419.
Carmelo Anthony was second among East frontcourt players while Kevin Garnett was about 7,500 votes ahead of Chris Bosh for the remaining starting slot. Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo led East guards.
Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin were leading in the race for the West frontcourt spots.
Voting continues through Jan. 14 and starters will be announced Jan. 17. Noli Cruz