NBA.com (@NBAcom) January 23, 2015
LeBron James is no longer the king of All-Star votes. Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is just too good of a sharpshooter.
The 2015 NBA All-Star votes were revealed Thursday (Jan. 22), and Curry was top of the list, receiving more than 1.5 million votes. James came in second with 42,000 votes less than Curry.
This is the second year in a row that Curry has been voted in as a starter for the NBA All-Star game.
After Curry was informed that he was the top vote-getter, he expressed how grateful he was in a statement:
This means a lot; it’s something that I don’t take for granted. To have support of fans not only in the Bay Area but across the nation and across the world, supporting not only myself but our team, it means a lot. I want to represent the Warriors the best way I know how, every single game, and will do that proudly in New York thanks to the fans and their votes. Something that’s definitely a dream come true, and to be two times in a row, I’m proud of that.
The rest of the starters to join Curry for the West are LA Clipper Blake Griffin, Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (who is questionable with a torn right rotator cuff), New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol.
Joining Cleveland Cavaliers James as starters for the Eastern Conference is Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry, and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony of course.
The 2015 NBA All-Star game takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City Sunday, February 15, 2015.