Nets' Kevin Durant leading All-Star Game vote-getter in Eastern Conference

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Kevin Durant claps hands looking up cropped
Kevin Durant claps hands looking up cropped

You can basically write down in Sharpie than Kevin Durant will be named an NBA All-Star for the 10th time in his career.

As of Thursday afternoon, Durant led all Eastern Conference players in All-Star votes -- he is the only player in the East with over 4 million votes.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James both surpassed that mark in the West.

Durant currently leads the NBA with 29.7 points per game, his highest since he led the league with 32.0 points per contest in his MVP 2013-14 season. His 5.9 assists are the second-most of his career, and his 7.5 rebounds are the sixth-most.

Durant obviously was not named an All-Star in 2019-20, as he missed the entire year recovering from a torn Achilles, but aside from that, the last time Durant was not named an All-Star was the 2008-09 season, where he averaged 25.3 points per game.

James Harden and Kyrie Irving are making their way up the All-Star leaderboard, as well.

Harden has the fourth-most votes among Eastern Conference guards, with just over 1.4 million, while Irving's 560,000+ votes (despite playing his first of just three games this season on Jan. 5), are the sixth-most among guards in the conference.