The first returns are in for the 2014 NBA All-Star balloting. Predictably, LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead the popularity contest, while SLAM 174 coverboy Paul George is ahead of Carmelo Anthony in the Eastern Conference frontcourt. Despite having played just two games so far this season, Kobe Bryant is third in overall votes:

EAST

Frontcourt:LeBron James, 609,336; Paul George, 489,335; Carmelo Anthony, 424,211; Roy Hibbert, 208,369; Chris Bosh, 156,364; Kevin Garnett, 102,825; Joakim Noah, 75,229; Jeff Green, 55,912; Luol Deng, 54,340; Tyson Chandler, 51,738

Backcourt:Dwyane Wade, 396,279; Kyrie Irving, 365,712; Derrick Rose, 272,410; John Wall, 124,851; Ray Allen, 99,464; Rajon Rondo, 80,889; Deron Williams, 44,282; George Hill, 42,536; Evan Turner, 33,605; Mario Chalmers, 32,996

WEST

Frontcourt:Kevin Durant, 607,407; Dwight Howard, 295,120; Blake Griffin, 292,925; Kevin Love, 275,506; Tim Duncan, 217,271; Anthony Davis, 149,579; Pau Gasol, 133,199; LaMarcus Aldridge, 132,818; Andre Iguodala, 109,745; Dirk Nowitzki, 89,093

Backcourt:Kobe Bryant, 501,215; Chris Paul, 393,313; Stephen Curry, 327,449; Jeremy Lin, 240,404; James Harden, 198,667; Russell Westbrook, 149,065; Tony Parker, 112,423; Ricky Rubio, 63,096; Steve Nash, 60,782; Damian Lillard, 55,847