NBA Christmas is almost upon us, viagra and that means the return of All Star fan voting. The NBA is one of, if not the most digitally savvy professional sports league, and this year is no different than those in the past with new digital and social avenues to vote to see your favorite players in Toronto in February. This year, for the first time, you can vote simply through google search. Just google “NBA VOTE ALL STAR” or “NBA VOTE TEAM NAME” to cast your votes. For example, you’d type in NBA VOTE 76ERS and check the photo of Nik Stauskas to see the Canadian guard on the court at tip off in the All Star Game.
That wasn’t serious. Please don’t do that.
In addition to Google search voting, you can also vote on NBA.com/vote, the NBA App, by posting with a players first and last name along with #NBAVOTE on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or by taking it real old school and texting a player’s last name to 69622 (MYNBA). All current NBA players are eligible, but the voting ends January 18th at 11:59pm ET. The starters will be announced January 21st on TNT.
Fans can vote for 10 unique players every day and on each voting platform, so with a very large voting pool, the most deserving players will likely end up with the start, and if they don’t, they’ll be selected by the head coaches in their conference as All Star reserves.
I’ll definitely be casting a few ballots. An all Bulls, all Wolverines, all Chicago area, etc. But for my first votes, I was inspired by the years that Yao Ming led All Star voting because of his passionate fans in China, so I decided to cast my first ballot via google search for players that I’m passionate about after a quarter of the season:
- Jahlil Okafor – For being not the first or last 7 ft tall NBA player who will attempt to use a fake ID 7 months removed from hoisting a trophy amid mass national attention.
- Lance Stephenson – For having a brother named Lantz and all of the rap videos.
- Jamal Crawford – For general perfection at any age.
- Russell Westbrook – For buying the Lord’s house.
- Kobe Bryant – For not being able to or caring to try to name the Pistons player who wanted to shake his hand.
- DeMarcus Cousins – For notching at least one expletive-laden rant before the quarter mark of the season.
- Zach Lavine – Because I heard him on a podcast once, and he seemed cool.
- Draymond Green – For starting a Twitter fight with a beat reporter, probably for good reason.
- Kristaps Porzingis – Because this photo.
- Joakim Noah – Because he’s a top 3 NBA human. Juliet Litman said it, therefore, it’s bible.
Happy All Star voting everyone!