For the second time in as many weeks, Wade stands second in the latest release of fan voting for All-Star starters, behind only Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, and well ahead of Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker.
Wade, in his 16th and final season amid his “One Last Dance” retirement tour, has not made the All-Star Game since 2016.
All-Star voting concludes Jan. 21.
The lone remaining fan voting update will be released Jan. 17, with the All-Star starters to be announced Jan. 24 and the reserves Jan. 31.
Unlike in previous years, the fan balloting counts only as 50 percent of the overall selection process for starters, which is tabulated alongside a 25-percent weighted vote from media and 25-percent weighted vote from players.
Wade, 36, is one of only six guards with at least one million fan votes, joined by Irving, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. He stands 14th overall in the fan voting, which is part of the process to determine 10 starters.
The only other Heat player among the Top 10 in the voting among guards or frontcourt players is sidelined point guard Goran Dragic, who is ninth among East guards.
After the combined fan-media-player balloting determines the two guards and three frontcourt starters from each conference, coaches then will determine seven reserves from each conference.
Fans may submit one full ballot each day, with five “2-for-1 Days” that will have votes on those dates counting twice, including Friday and then Jan. 21.
The All-Star Game will follow last year’s format: The two team captains will draft rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference, making their picks regardless of conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.
The second round of results of fan balloting for All-Star starters:
Eastern Conference backcourt:
1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 2,381,901
2. Dwyane Wade (MIA) 1,199,789
3. Kemba Walker (CHA) 858,798
4. Ben Simmons (PHI) 695,032
5. Victor Oladipo (IND) 567,893
6. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 488,825
7. Zach LaVine (CHI) 330,504
8. Jeremy Lin (ATL) 200,648
9. Goran Dragić (MIA) 191,541
10. Bradley Beal (WAS) 168,137
Eastern Conference frontcourt:
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 2,670,816
2. Kawhi Leonard (TOR) 2,092,806
3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 1,710,229
4. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 599,289
5. Jimmy Butler (PHI) 569,354
6. Blake Griffin (DET) 500,072
7. Vince Carter (ATL) 273,719
8. Gordon Hayward (BOS) 237,813
9. Pascal Siakam (TOR) 206,290
10. Al Horford (BOS) 199,474
Western Conference backcourt:
1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 2,094,158
2. Derrick Rose (MIN) 1,986,840
3. James Harden (HOU) 1,674,660
4. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 1,494,382
5. Klay Thompson (GSW) 706,960
6. Damian Lillard (POR) 610,839
7. DeMar DeRozan (SAS) 594,012
8. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 529,164
9. Devin Booker (PHO) 310,944
10. Chris Paul (HOU) 306,808
Western Conference frontcourt:
1. LeBron James (LAL) 2,779,812
2. Luka Dončić (DAL) 2,220,077
3. Paul George (OKC) 1,859,216
4. Kevin Durant (GSW) 1,717,968
5. Anthony Davis (NOP) 1,564,347
6. Steven Adams (OKC) 1,034,014
7. Nikola Jokić (DEN) 740,918
8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 584,842
9. Draymond Green (GSW) 411,131
10. DeMarcus Cousins (GSW) 276,849