According to the third round of balloting returns released by the NBA on Thursday, Bryant is fourth overall with 862,568 votes behind Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (971,299), Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (958,014) and New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (922,381).
The Washington Wizards' John Wall (564,977), Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (527,582), Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (507,326) and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (456,186) are projected to start alongside James in the Eastern Conference.
Jeremy Lin (148,763) is ninth among guards in the West. Nick Young (62,502) is 14th in frontcourt balloting.
Voting concludes on Jan. 19. The 64th NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City at Madison Square Garden.