A new round of fan voting returns is in for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, with the relative positions of the Boston Celtics’ two star forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown having improved with them. In the case of the former, the St. Louis native now sees his third-place position among Eastern Conference forwards solidified ahead of Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid by just over 100,000 votes at 4.5 million votes, trailing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant’s $5.8 million by a fair amount.
In the East backcourt, Brown has also moved up some, passing Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden with about a 100,000 vote lead as well at 2.1 million votes, but appears unlikely to catch Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 3.8 million votes.
That doesn’t mean either Tatum or Brown are locked into their current positions with the fan vote taking up just 25% of the overall votes securing who starts and who sits in the All-Star game, with media (50%) and player voting (25%) making up the rest.
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