Ranking: The players with the most All-Star votes in NBA history

HoopsHype staff
·7 min read

All-Star fan voting is a fun aspect of the NBA’s process for selecting the yearly recipients of the honor, even if it does lead to wonky results at times.

We recently decided to add up all of the All-Star fan votes submitted in league history to rank the players who have received the most in their careers.

Of course, the numbers are heavily tilted toward modern-era players since way more votes are cast by fans now since all they have to do to vote is post a player’s name on Twitter with the proper hashtag. Also note that the NBA only started disclosing votes for all players (and not just the top-vote getters) in 2017.

Regardless, we thought the results would be interesting, and we were right.

Below, check out the players with the most All-Star votes in NBA history.

LeBron James: 58,809,197 votes

All-Star selections: 17 All-Star starter: 17 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021

Kevin Durant: 35,616,445 votes

Kevin Durant vs LeBron James, 2012 All-Star Game
Kevin Durant vs LeBron James, 2012 All-Star Game

All-Star selections: 11 All-Star starter: 9 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2014 and 2021

Stephen Curry: 31,626,649 votes

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Seven Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2015

Kobe Bryant: 30,260,939 votes

All-Star selections: 18 All-Star starter: 18 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2003, 2011, 2013 and 2016

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 29,524,724 votes

Giannis Antetokounmpo vs James Harden
Giannis Antetokounmpo vs James Harden

All-Star selections: Five All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2018 and 2019

Shaquille O'Neal: 23,834,598 votes

Shaquille O'Neal, All-Star Game
Shaquille O'Neal, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: 15 All-Star starter: 12 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002 and 2005

Anthony Davis: 22,687,160 votes

Anthony Davis blocks Rudy Gobert, All-Star Game
Anthony Davis blocks Rudy Gobert, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Four Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 2015

Dwyane Wade: 22,303,356 votes

Dwyane Wade, All-Star Game
Dwyane Wade, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: 13 All-Star starter: 11 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Luka Doncic: 22,064,071 votes

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

All-Star selections: Two All-Star starter: Two Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2020

Kyrie Irving: 22,022,121 votes

Kyrie Irving, All-Star
Kyrie Irving, All-Star

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 4 in 2019

Joel Embiid: 21,777,637 votes

All-Star selections: Four All-Star starter: Four Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 6 in 2021

Kevin Garnett: 21,570,151 votes

All-Star selections: 15 All-Star starter: 12 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2008

Kawhi Leonard: 21,315,260 votes

All-Star selections: Five All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 4 in 2019

James Harden: 20,807,739 votes

All-Star selections: Eight All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 2017

Tim Duncan: 19,668,775 votes

Tim Duncan, All-Star Game
Tim Duncan, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: 15 All-Star starter: 12 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 5 in 2003 and 2009

Carmelo Anthony: 18,174,178 votes

All-Star selections: 10 All-Star starter: Eight Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 4 in 2013

Allen Iverson: 17,808,867 votes

All-Star selections: 11 All-Star starter: 11 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 2000 and 2001

Vince Carter: 17,662,077 votes

All-Star selections: Eight All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004

Dwight Howard: 17,277,745 votes

All-Star selections: Eight All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2009 and 2012

Nikola Jokic: 16,043,953 votes

Nikola Jokic, All-Star
Nikola Jokic, All-Star

All-Star selections: Three All-Star starter: One Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 5 in 2021

Yao Ming: 15,512,453 votes

All-Star selections: Eight All-Star starter: Eight Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 2005 and 2006

Michael Jordan: 15,104,506 votes

All-Star selections: 14 All-Star starter: 14 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1998

Tracy McGrady: 13,706,074 votes

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2003

Chris Paul: 12,970,482 votes

All-Star selections: 10 All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 6 in 2013

Derrick Rose: 12,833,582 votes

Derrick Rose, All-Star Game
Derrick Rose, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: Three All-Star starter: Two Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 2012

Damian Lillard: 12,807,904 votes

All-Star selections: Five All-Star starter: One Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 11 in 2021

Paul George: 12,544,360 votes

All-Star selections: Six All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 2014

Jason Kidd: 12,534,211 votes

All-Star selections: 10 All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 7 in 2001

Grant Hill: 11,932,259 votes

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 1995 and 1996

Dirk Nowitzki: 10,931,884 votes

Dirk Nowitzki, All-Sta
Dirk Nowitzki, All-Sta

All-Star selections: 14 All-Star starter: Two Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 9 in 2008

Jayson Tatum: 10,831,620 votes

All-Star selections: One All-Star starter: One Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 13 in 2020

Steve Nash: 10,458,675 votes

All-Star selections: Eight All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 7 in 2006

Charles Barkley: 10,369,853 votes

All-Star selections: 11 All-Star starter: Nine Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 1994

Russell Westbrook: 10,349,019 votes

All-Star selections: Nine All-Star starter: Two Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 7 on 2016 and 2017

Hakeem Olajuwon: 9,685,533 votes

Hakeem Olajuwon, All-Star
Hakeem Olajuwon, All-Star

All-Star selections: 12 All-Star starter: Eight Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 1988

Karl Malone: 8,974,323 votes

All-Star selections: 14 All-Star starter: 10 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 1989 and 1998

Scottie Pippen: 8,967,648 votes

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Six Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 1993

Jimmy Butler: 8,639,821 votes

All-Star selections: Five All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 10 in 2020

Amare Stoudemire: 8,609,752 votes

All-Star selections: Six All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 7 in 2010 and 2011

Manu Ginobili: 8,426,093 votes

Manu Ginobili, All-Star
Manu Ginobili, All-Star

All-Star selections: Two All-Star starter: None Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 13 in 2009

Ray Allen: 8,320,090 votes

All-Star selections: 10 All-Star starter: None Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 14 in 2008

Magic Johnson: 8,150,450 votes

All-Star selections: 12 All-Star starter: 11 Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 1 in 1985 and 1986

Pau Gasol: 7,952,178 votes

All-Star selections: Six All-Star starter: One Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 6 in 2015

David Robinson: 7,559,148 votes

All-Star selections: 10 All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 5 in 1991 and 1995

Chris Bosh: 7,503,585 votes

Chris Bosh, All-Star
Chris Bosh, All-Star

All-Star selections: 11 All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 10 in 2010

Alonzo Mourning: 7,429,571 votes

All-Star selections: Seven All-Star starter: Four Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 2 in 2000

Patrick Ewing: 7,272,437 votes

All-Star selections: 11 All-Star starter: Five Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 3 in 1990 and 1991

Jermaine O'Neal: 7,164,963 votes

All-Star selections: Six All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 7 in 2004

Blake Griffin: 6,958,618 votes

All-Star selections: Six All-Star starter: Four Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 10 in 2012, 2013 and 2014

Chris Webber: 6,637,342 votes

Chris Webber, All-Star Game
Chris Webber, All-Star Game

All-Star selections: Five All-Star starter: Three Highest position in overall fan vote: No. 5 in 2001

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