James has more than 1.6-million votes in the latest tabulations to lead the East. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is second overall with more than 1.48-million votes.
Previously, players voted to the All-Star roster simply played in a conference matchup, but a new All-Star format has two team captains from a list of players and have them either start or be alternates. The captains will choose their teammates first from the starters pool, which will consist of the top two guards and top three frontcourt players from each conference. No Thunder player is projected as a starter given current fan voting. New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis is fourth with 640,928 votes. Fan voting ends Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving leads all East guards with 1,370,643 votes, followed by Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (537,168).
In the Western Conference, Durant (1,326,059), New Orleans' Anthony Davis (664,687) and Golden State's Draymond Green (616,730) are the top three frontcourt players.
Durant maintains the top spot in the West frontcourt. The league's coaches will determine the reserve pool and the captains will complete their rosters picking from that group.
One week after the first 2018 All-Star voting returns were out, the NBA has released the official second voting returns through the 2018 NBA All-Star Twitter account earlier today. Full team rosters will be announced January 25.