NBA: Fans will be selecting players for All-Star Starters

For the first time, NBA players and basketball media will bring in fans on selecting the starters for NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans, the league reported on Monday.

NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by Verizon will kick off at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 25 before an electrifying lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on ABC and ESPN.

Fans were given the opportunity to vote for NBA All-Star starters during the 1974-75 season for the first time.  This year, the association will extend the platform to include – NBA players and NBA media. Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, whereas all current players and a panel of basketball media will account for 25 percent each.

How to vote:

  1. voting page at Fill in one full ballot per day on from a desktop or mobile browser.  Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each association when choosing starters.
  2. NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is accessible on Android and iOS.  Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each association when choosing starters.
  3. Twitter: Tweet, retweet with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE.  Each Tweet may add only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may      vote for ten unique players each day throughout the NBA All-Star voting period.
  4. Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your Facebook account, or comment on another’s Facebook post.   Each post may include only one      player’s name.  Fans can post votes for ten unique players per day over the voting period.
  5. Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (ex: NBA Vote Heat), and use individual voting cards to select teams and then players. Also, Fans may submit votes for   ten unique players per day throughout the voting period.


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