Philadelphia 76er forward Julius Erving is the leading vote-getter for the second consecutive year in fan balloting for the National Basketball Association All-Star Game.
Erving, tops in votes for the third time overall, received a record 432,230. That breaks the mark of 427,540 cast for San Antonio's George Gervin in 1979.
Joining Erving on the starting team for the Eastern Conference will be forward Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, center Artis Gilmore of the Chicago Bulls, and guards Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons and Nate Archibald of Boston.
The West starters, as chosen by the fans, will be forwards Adrian Dantley of the Utah Jazz and Lonnie Shelton of the Seattle SuperSonics, center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers, and guards Gus Williams of Seattle and Gervin.
The remaining seven players on each of the 12-man teams will be chosen by vote of the coaches in each conference and announced later this week.
The East will be coached by Bill Fitch of Boston; the West by Pat Riley of Los Angeles.
The 32nd NBA All-Star Game will be played Jan. 31 at the new Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The East, a 123-120 winner last year, leads the series, 20-11.