NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – In the third round of NBA All-Star ballot returns, Kobe Bryant remains on top as the leading vote-getter, ahead of LeBron James. Kobe checks in with 1,177,456 votes, ahead of LeBron, who has 1,151,304. Kevin Durant remains third with 1,088,797, ahead of Carmelo Anthony, who is at 1,054,099.
Overall, nothing has really changed since the first returns released December 13. The current East starters remain the same as the first returns, with Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, LeBron, Carmelo and Kevin Garnett starting.
The West is unchaged as well, with Chris Paul, Kobe, Durant, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard staying the first five.
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