LeBron James' NBA best buddies are a well-known contingent: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwyane Wade. They're "the superfriends." They're the "banana boat buddies." They're the studs of the 2003 NBA Draft (plus Paul).

LeBron wants his friends to join him at All-Star Weekend, so the Cavaliers' star is leveraging his 34 million Twitter followers to amass votes for them.

Earlier this week, the first fan returns of the voting for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game were released, and it looks like 'Melo and CP3 could use some help to ensure that they end up in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 19. Wade, on the other hand, appears to have things well under control as he is sitting in second place among Eastern Conference guards, behind James's teammate Kyrie Irving. Anthony appears to be in the worst spot of them all, as he is currently in fifth place for players in the frontcourt of the Eastern Conference, behind James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Love, and Joel Embiid.  

If one of them doesn't make it to the All-Star Game, it could also throw a wrench into their usual dinner plans together. During the break, Anthony, Wade, and Paul hold their "Gentleman's Supper Club," which is in danger of coming to an end before its third consecutive year. So, follow James's advice, and get them into the All-Star Game, people! 

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