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Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads In NBA All-Star Voting

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What a world.

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? The answer is the former in this case, as the first All-Star voting returns have Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the ENTIRE FREAKIN’ NBA. Not just among East frontcourt players. Not just among all Eastern Conference players. Among the entire NBA. Fan-voting certainly isn’t an exact science to determine a player’s quality, but the fact Giannis is even beating out the likes of Lebron James and Kevin Durant was enough to make my eyes bulge a bit.

No other Buck appears in the top ten for guards or frontcourt players, certainly a blow to the potential for Eric Bledsoe or Khris Middleton’s campaign, but Giannis topping the entire charts probably makes up for it in Bucks’ fans eyes. Giannis’ election to the starting lineup last year broke the Bucks’ 13-year streak of no All-Stars and his ascendance shows no sign of stopping. The marketability of Giannis continues to skyrocket alongside his play. There’s not much more we can take away from this news in a basketball sense, but man it feels good to come out on top sometimes. Let’s keep the good vibes rolling with a win over the Raptors tonight.