Global voting for NBA All-Star starters begins
Voting for a potential 2021 NBA All-Star Game tips off Thursday and runs through February 16, giving fans a chance to vote for starters from the Eastern and Western Conferences.
While players will be honored and there will be an NBA All-Star break from March 5-10 in a 2020-21 season shortened by the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s no guarantee the elite lineups will ever assemble on a court against each other due to health and safety concerns.
“Discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing,” the league said in a statement.
Fans can submit one ballot a day through the NBA’s website and NBA app or vote through Twitter. Fan voting will account for half of voting with balloting by a media panel and by current NBA players each counting for 25% of the final total.
NBA players & media will join fans in selecting starters. Fans will account for 50% of the vote, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25% each.
Players & media will be able to complete one ballot, featuring 3 frontcourt players & 2 guards from East & West
— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) January 27, 2021
Players are ranked in player, media and fan voting and a weighted total scored will decide two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to be declared starters, with fan voting used as a tiebreaker.
The NBA All-Star starters will be announced on February 18 with All-Star reserves, chosen by NBA head coaches, to be announced on February 23.
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