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James Harden in Top 5 for All-Star voting

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Rockets point guard is fifth overall in voting among NBA players.

2015 NBA All-Star Game Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Houston Rockets point guard James Harden wasn’t in the starting lineup for the 2016 All-Star Game. It wasn’t a crime against humanity, but it would a crime if he isn’t in the starting lineup for the 2017 All-Star Game. At the moment, that doesn’t appear to be a problem.

Harden is currently No. 2 in voting for the Western Conference guards voting with 519,446 votes after the first returns were announced on Thursday.

Harden trails the Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has 523,597 votes. The Rockets point guard is fifth overall among all vote-getters behind LeBron James (595,288), Kyrie Irving (543,030), Kevin Durant (541,209) and Curry.

Harden’s 2017 total has already surpassed his entire 2016 vote total (430,777) already with 10 days left to vote.

Voting for the All-Star game can be done the following ways:

  • Vote online on Each registered user can vote one time per day.
  • NBA App. Available on iOS and Android. One full ballot per day.
  • Twitter voting. Each user can vote up to 10 unique players each day. The tweet, retweet or reply has to include player's first and last name or player twitter handle + the hashtag #NBAVOTE.
  • Facebook voting. Each fan has to post a status in their personal account or a comment on another's Facebook post. The post must include player's first and last name + the hashtag #NBAVOTE. 10 players per day maximum.
  • Google Search: Search "NBA Vote [Team Name]" (ex: NBA Vote Rockets) or "NBA Vote All-Star", and use respective team cards to select players. Voters can submit one vote per player per day, with up to 10 total votes per day.