Dirk Nowitzki remains in second place among Western Conference forwards in fan balloting for the starters in the All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium Feb. 14.
Nowitzki trails only Denver's Carmelo Anthony and has a slender lead over San Antonio's Tim Duncan and the Lakers' Pau Gasol.
Phoenix's Amare Stoudemire leads all centers and Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady would be the starting guards if balloting ended today.
Thankfully, it doesn't. Fans have until Jan. 10 to cast ballots. With any luck somebody like Steve Nash will pass McGrady for the other guard spot.
Here's a look at the forward balloting released today:
Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,410,356; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 753,971; Tim Duncan (SA) 685,390; Pau Gasol (LAL) 667,767; Kevin Durant (OKC) 474,506; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 436,088; Luis Scola (Hou) 371,914; Shawn Marion (Dal) 282,421; Ron Artest (LAL) 234,618; Lamar Odom (LAL) 175,271; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 155,933.