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| Jan. 23, 2014

NBA All-Star Voting ResultsStephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will start in his first NBA All-Star Game, having secured the top spot among Western Conference backcourt players after the final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014. Curry (1,047,281) is joined in the West backcourt by the L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (988,884), who was selected to play in his 16th All-Star Game, second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19). LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading overall vote-getter with 1,416,419 votes, followed closely by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished with 1,396,294 votes.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be exclusively televised on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. The All-Star Game, also broadcast live on ESPN Radio, will collectively reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

James, an All-Star for the 10th time in 11 seasons, is joined in East’s frontcourt by the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George (1,211,318) and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (935,702). The Heat’s Dwyane Wade (929,542) and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (860,221) comprise the Eastern Conference’s starting backcourt. Wade is also making his 10th trip to the All-Star Game in 11 seasons.

Durant, who earned his fifth All-Star nod, is joined in the frontcourt in the West by the L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin (688,466) and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love (661,246), who overtook the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard for the final starting frontcourt spot in the West. It’s the fourth straight All-Star nod for Griffin, while Love is set to play in his third All-Star Game.

NBA All-Star Balloting 2014, which concluded on Jan. 20, gave fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.

In selecting reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, the 30 NBA head coaches must vote for seven players within their conference, including two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, the NBA Commissioner will select the replacement. Reserves will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30, on TNT.

The East and West All-Star coaches and coaching staffs are determined by the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 2. Indiana’s Frank Vogel was already named coach in the East on Jan.14, by virtue of the team’s record. The Heat’s Erik Spoelstra and the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich are not eligible, having coached in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.

2014 NBA All-Star Voting Results

Eastern Conference Final Voting Results (Jan. 23, 2014)


East Backcourt

1.         Dwyane Wade (Mia) 929,542

2.         Kyrie Irving (Cle) 860,221

3.         John Wall (Was) 393,129

4.         Derrick Rose (Chi) 359,546

5.         Ray Allen (Mia) 250,909

6.         Rajon Rondo (Bos) 174,654

7.         Lance Stephenson (Ind) 148,382

8.         DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 131,228

9.         George Hill (Ind) 129,533

10.       Deron Williams (Bkn) 126,423



East Frontcourt

1.         LeBron James (Mia) 1,416,419

2.         Paul George (Ind) 1,211,318

3.         Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 935,702

4.         Roy Hibbert (Ind) 524,809

5.         Chris Bosh (Mia) 406,867

6.         Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 209,398

7.         Joakim Noah (Chi) 181,145

8.         Andre Drummond (Det) 163,798

9.         Tyson Chandler (NYK) 137,512

10.       Luol Deng (Cle) 121,754

11.       Jeff Green (Bos) 121,040

12.       Carlos Boozer (Chi) 103,502

13.       David West (Ind) 95,363

14.       Paul Pierce (Bkn) 95,034

15.       Josh Smith (Det) 75,433



 

West Backcourt

1.         Stephen Curry (GS) 1,047,281

2.         Kobe Bryant (LAL) 988,884

3.         Chris Paul (LAC) 804,309

4.         Jeremy Lin (Hou) 628,818

5.         James Harden (Hou) 470,381

6.         Russell Westbrook (OKC) 317,338

7.         Damian Lillard (Por) 280,966

8.         Tony Parker (SA) 258,751

9.         Klay Thompson (GS) 162,984

10.       Ricky Rubio (Min) 124,230



West Frontcourt

1.         Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,396,294

2.         Blake Griffin (LAC) 688,466

3.         Kevin Love (Min) 661,246

4.         Dwight Howard (Hou) 653,318

5.         LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 609,172

6.         Tim Duncan (SA) 492,657

7.         Anthony Davis (NO) 286,247

8.         Andre Iguodala (GS) 266,611

9.         DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 255,005

10.       Pau Gasol (LAL) 247,323

11.       David Lee (GS) 232,210

12.       Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 201,873

13.       Chandler Parsons (Hou) 174,512

14.       Omer Asik (Hou) 130,344

15.       Andrew Bogut (GS) 127,947


2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

January 18, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (1,591,437) edged the Miami Heat’s LeBron James (1,583,646) as this year’s leading vote-getter in the 2013 NBA All-Star voting, earning his record 15th consecutive All-Star nod. Bryant breaks a tie with Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal for the most consecutive NBA All-Star selections. A four-time NBA All-Star MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011), Bryant holds the distinction as the youngest All-Star in NBA history (1998). In last year’s All-Star Game in Orlando, he passed Michael Jordan as the game’s all-time scoring leader.

The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 (8 p.m. ET), televised exclusively on TNT and broadcast exclusively on ESPN Radio in the U.S. The All-Star Game will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

Bryant’s partner at the guard position in the Western Conference starting lineup is the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul (929,155). The West’s starting frontcourt features the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,504,047), the reigning NBA All-Star MVP, the Lakers’ Dwight Howard (922,070), and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin (863,832).

Joining James, a two-time NBA All-Star MVP (2006, 2008), in the Eastern Conference frontcourt are the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950) and the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett (553,222), the 2003 NBA All-Star MVP. The East guards are the Heat’s Dwyane Wade (1,052,310), the 2010 NBA All-Star MVP, and the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start. Garnett’s selection, his 15th, ties him with Bryant and O’Neal for the second-most All-Star Game nods in league annals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was elected to 19 games.

The 2013 NBA All-Star voting, which concluded Jan. 14, gave fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. For the first time, NBA fans were able to vote via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and Sina Weibo and Tencent QQ in China.

In selecting the reserves, the 30 NBA head coaches must vote for seven players within their conference, including two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement. Reserves will be announced Jan. 24, on TNT.

The East and West All-Star coaches and coaching staffs will be determined by the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 3. Thunder coach Scott Brooks and the Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau, by virtue of having served as head coaches in the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando, are not eligible to coach in this year’s game.

NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 62nd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Toyota Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for an 11th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 29th year of All-Star coverage. All-Star Saturday Night will feature the Shooting Stars competition, the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Shootout, and the Slam Dunk contest. Other events at NBA All-Star 2013 will include the Rising Stars Challenge, NBA Development League All-Star Game, and the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Houston also hosted NBA All-Star in 2006 and 1989.

FINAL EASTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,052,310, Rajon Rondo (Bos) 924,180, Deron Williams (BKN) 449,791, Kyrie Irving (Cle) 445,730, Ray Allen (Mia) 326,186, Monta Ellis (Mil) 123,096, Raymond Felton (NYK) 105,340, Jrue Holiday (Phi) 103,146, Jason Terry (Bos) 88,708, Paul George (Ind) 80,060.

Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 1,583,646, Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 1,460,950, Kevin Garnett (Bos) 553,222, Chris Bosh (Mia) 528,014, Tyson Chandler (NYK) 467,968, Paul Pierce (Bos) 294,213, Joakim Noah (Chi) 230,796, Josh Smith (Atl) 187,174, Shane Battier (Mia) 151,877, Anderson Varejao (Cle) 149,246, Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 147,720, Luol Deng (Chi) 130,744, Andrew Bynum (Phi) 111,902, Brook Lopez (BKN) 108,978, Jeff Green (Bos) 91,356. - InsideHoops.com

FINAL WESTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,591,437, Chris Paul (LAC) 929,155, Jeremy Lin (Hou) 883,809, James Harden (Hou) 485,986, Russell Westbrook (OKC) 376,411, Steve Nash (LAL) 270,741, Tony Parker (SA) 176,168, Stephen Curry (GS) 169,083, Ricky Rubio (Min) 150,227, Manu Ginobili (SA) 118,293

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,504,047, Dwight Howard (LAL) 922,070, Blake Griffin (LAC) 863,832, Tim Duncan (SA) 492,373, Pau Gasol (LAL) 310,845, Kevin Love (Min) 283,458, Omer Asik (Hou) 240,467, Serge Ibaka (OKC) 197,063, Rudy Gay (Mem) 182,523, David Lee (GS) 165,875, LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 160,197, Marc Gasol (Mem) 153,459, Zach Randolph (Mem) 146,980, Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 145,776, Chandler Parsons (Hou) 144,697

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OLDER NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS AS OF JANUARY 3, 2012

EASTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 765,077, Rajon Rondo (Bos) 675,822, Deron Williams (BKN) 350,618, Kyrie Irving (Cle) 308,878, Ray Allen (Mia) 232,441, Monta Ellis (Mil) 84,609, Raymond Felton (NYK) 77,123, Jrue Holiday (Phi) 66,514, Jason Terry (Bos) 62,189, Brandon Jennings (Mil) 56,826.

Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 1,151,304, Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 1,054,099, Kevin Garnett (Bos) 390,751, Chris Bosh (Mia) 362,973, Tyson Chandler (NYK) 315,752, Paul Pierce (Bos) 205,096, Joakim Noah (Chi) 158,743, Josh Smith (Atl) 131,508, Anderson Varejao (Cle) 116,166, Shane Battier (Mia) 107,190, Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 104,109, Andrew Bynum (Phi) 93,611, Luol Deng (Chi) 90,736, Brook Lopez (BKN) 76,695, Jeff Green (Bos) 62,367, - InsideHoops.com

WESTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,177,456, Chris Paul (LAC) 651,893, Jeremy Lin (Hou) 605,624, James Harden (Hou) 337,585, Russell Westbrook (OKC) 268,558, Steve Nash (LAL) 202,274, Tony Parker (SA) 128,966, Ricky Rubio (Min) 112,352, Stephen Curry (GS) 97,761, Manu Ginobili (SA) 84,564

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,088,797, Dwight Howard (LAL) 716,671, Blake Griffin (LAC) 593,024, Tim Duncan (SA) 352,534, Pau Gasol (LAL) 239,440, Kevin Love (Min) 221,291, Omer Asik (Hou) 160,935, Rudy Gay (Mem) 140,864, Serge Ibaka (OKC) 134,172, Marc Gasol (Mem) 114,465, LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 111,156, Zach Randolph (Mem) 111,046, Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 106,623, Metta World Peace (LAL) 106,025, Chandler Parsons (Hou) 93,057.

2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS AS OF DECEMBER 27, 2012

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, who this season topped the 30,000-point plateau, is the leading overall vote-getter (977,444), followed closely by the Miami Heat’s LeBron James with 970,314 votes, after the second returns of the 2013 NBA All-Star Balloting. Bryant is followed in the Western Conference by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (924,898), while the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (891,759) sits behind James in the East.

EASTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 645,875; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 574,272; Deron Williams (BKN) 309,778; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 258,193; Ray Allen (Mia) 195,142; Monta Ellis (Mil) 71,287; Raymond Felton (NYK) 66,745; Jrue Holiday (Phi) 56,683; Jason Terry (Bos) 52,833; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 49,122.

Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 970,314; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 891,759; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 328,716; Chris Bosh (Mia) 308,194; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 260,000; Paul Pierce (Bos) 171,601; Joakim Noah (Chi) 129,331; Josh Smith (Atl) 111,260; Anderson Varejao (Cle) 99,955; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 90,996; Shane Battier (Mia) 88,800; Andrew Bynum (Phi) 84,939; Luol Deng (Chi) 76,400; Brook Lopez (BKN) 67,991; Jeff Green (Bos) 52,785.

WESTERN CONFERENCE 2013 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 977,444; Chris Paul (LAC) 542,564; Jeremy Lin (Hou) 496,133; James Harden (Hou) 283,691; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 232,074; Steve Nash (LAL) 166,262; Tony Parker (SA) 111,032; Ricky Rubio (Min) 96,466; Stephen Curry (GS) 78,380; Manu Ginobili (SA) 70,813.

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 924,898; Dwight Howard (LAL) 616,150; Blake Griffin (LAC) 489,795; Tim Duncan (SA) 299,434; Pau Gasol (LAL) 197,377; Kevin Love (Min) 189,949; Omer Asik (Hou) 131,002; Rudy Gay (Mem) 125,562; Serge Ibaka (OKC) 111,963; Marc Gasol (Mem) 99,271; Zach Randolph (Mem) 97,778; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 97,090; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 93,491; Metta World Peace (LAL) 85,279; Chandler Parsons (Hou) 78,235.



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PAST NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

NBA All-Star voting resultsOrlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the last three NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, is this year’s leading vote-getter in the 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting program with 1,600,390 votes. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a four-time All-Star MVP (2002, 2007, 2009, and 2011), is the leading vote-getter in the Western Conference with 1,555,479 votes. Bryant ties Jerry West, Karl Malone, and Shaquille O’Neal for the most consecutive All-Star nods in NBA history with 14.

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at Amway Center in Orlando on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Joining Howard in the Eastern Conference starting lineup at the forward position are the Miami Heat’s LeBron James (1,360,680), the 2006 and 2008 All-Star Game MVP, and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (1,041,290). The starters for the East at guard are the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose (1,514,723) and the Heat’s Dwyane Wade (1,334,223), the 2010 All-Star Game MVP.

Bryant, who joins Hall of Famer Bob Pettit (1956, 1958, 1959 and 1962) as the only four-time All-Star Game MVPs in NBA history, is joined in the Western Conference starting backcourt by the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul (1,138,743). The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,345,566) and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin (876,451), making his first All-Star Game start, are the starting forwards. The Lakers’ Andrew Bynum, a first-time All-Star, gets the nod at center (1,051,945). This marks the first time since 1997 (Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley, and Seattle’s Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton) that two pair of teammates have been voted to start for one conference.

2012 NBA All-Star Balloting allowed fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.

In selecting the reserves, the 30 NBA head coaches must vote for seven players within their conference, including two guards, two forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement. Reserves will be announced Feb. 9, on TNT.

The East and West All-Star coaches and coaching staffs will be determined by the best record in the conference through games played Feb. 15.

NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for a 10th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 28th year of All-Star coverage. NBA All-Star Saturday Night will feature the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk contest. Other events at NBA All-Star 2012 will include the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and NBA All-Star Jam Session.

Orlando also hosted NBA All-Star in 1992.

FINAL EAST 2012 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Guards: Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,514,723; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,334,223; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 547,110; Ray Allen (Bos) 382,147; Deron Williams (NJN) 208,697; Jose Calderon (Tor) 132,167; Richard Hamilton (Chi) 111,368; John Wall (Was) 96,606; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 96,346; Joe Johnson (Atl) 66,145.

Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 1,360,680; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 1,041,290; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 383,734; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 367,914; Chris Bosh (Mia) 324,605; Luol Deng (Chi) 276,205; Paul Pierce (Bos) 215,020; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 175,828; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 152,362; Josh Smith (Atl) 119,638.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,600,390; Joakim Noah (Chi) 236,497; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 163,077; Joel Anthony (Mia) 101,307; JaVale McGee (Was) 63,765; Al Horford (Atl) 50,396.

FINAL WEST 2012 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,555,479; Chris Paul (LAC) 1,138,743; Ricky Rubio (Min) 397,456; Steve Nash (Pho) 276,268; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 262,186; Kyle Lowry (Hou) 185,584; Monta Ellis (GS) 156,603; Chauncey Billups (LAC) 120,961; Jason Kidd (Dal) 114,924; Manu Ginobili (SA) 111,273.

Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,345,566; Blake Griffin (LAC) 876,451; Pau Gasol (LAL) 470,353; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 468,435; Kevin Love (Min) 373,880; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 279,500; Tim Duncan (SA) 185,069; Lamar Odom (Dal) 142,830; Danilo Gallinari (Den) 110,245; Rudy Gay (Mem) 95,228.

Centers: Andrew Bynum (LAL) 1,051,945; DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 322,056; Marc Gasol (Mem) 285,525; Nenê (Den) 207,102; Marcin Gortat (Pho) 136,168; Kendrick Perkins (OKC) 99,811.

East Starters: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwight Howard.

West Starters: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum.

InsideHoops.com as always will provide complete previews, live coverage and recaps of 2012 All-Star.


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2010-11 NBA All-Star Voting Results
Jan. 27, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, a three-time All-Star MVP, is this year’s leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program with 2,380,016 votes. It is Bryant’s 13th consecutive All-Star selection; only Jerry West, Karl Malone and Shaquille O’Neal, with 14 straight nods each, have more. Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, the second leading vote-getter overall with 2,099,204, paced the Eastern Conference.

Bryant, the youngest All-Star in NBA history in 1998, and the All-Star MVP in 2002 and 2007, and co-MVP along with Shaquille O’Neal in 2009, is joined in the Western Conference starting backcourt by the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul (1,281,591). The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,736,728), making his first All-Star Game start, and the Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony (1,299,849) are the starting forwards. The Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming gets the nod at center (1,146,426). NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement for Yao, who is injured with a stress fracture in his left ankle.

Joining Howard in the Eastern Conference starting lineup at forward are the Miami Heat’s LeBron James (2,053,011), the 2006 and 2008 All-Star Game MVP, and the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire (1,674,995). The starters for the East at guard are the Heat’s Dwyane Wade (2,048,175), last year’s All-Star Game MVP, and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose (1,914,996), who earns his first All-Star Game start. James and Wade are the first set of teammates to start an All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference since Wade and Shaquille O’Neal represented the Heat in 2007 in Las Vegas.

2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING EASTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 2,048,175; Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,914,996; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 1,587,297; Ray Allen (Bos) 890,951; Raymond Felton (NYK) 397,301; John Wall (Was) 337,368; Gilbert Arenas (Orl) 312,903; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 301,225; Jamal Crawford (Atl) 246,130, Joe Johnson (Atl) 224,571.

Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 2,053,011; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 1,674,995; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,407,601; Paul Pierce (Bos) 804,838; Chris Bosh (Mia) 571,734; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 504,610; Danilo Gallinari (NYK) 390,658; Josh Smith (Atl) 387,843; Luol Deng (Chi) 291,118; Danny Granger (Ind) 279,522.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 2,099,204; Shaquille O'Neal (Bos) 906,284; Joakim Noah (Chi) 432,127; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 301,896; Al Horford (Atl) 287,083; Roy Hibbert (Ind) 250,614; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 215,123; Brook Lopez (NJ) 166,844; JaVale McGee (Was) 146,474; Ben Wallace (Det) 113,443.

2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING WESTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 2,380,016; Chris Paul (NOH) 1,281,591; Manu Ginobili (SA) 748,840; Steve Nash (Pho) 718,934; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 660,244; Deron Williams (Utah) 657,806; Tony Parker (SA) 436,958; Jason Kidd (Dal) 394,793; Monta Ellis (GSW) 390,237; Vince Carter (Pho) 353,143.

Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,736,728; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,299,849; Pau Gasol (LAL) 1,100,772; Blake Griffin (LAC) 1,033,646; Tim Duncan (SA) 839,599; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 785,120; Lamar Odom (LAL) 529,854; Kevin Love (Min) 492,173; Luis Scola (Hou) 411,576; Rudy Gay (Mem) 284,021.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,146,426; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 974,546; Nene (Den) 599,048; Marc Gasol (Mem) 524,932; Emeka Okafor (NOH) 435,218; Brendan Haywood (Dal) 352,811; Marcus Camby (Por) 279,026; Chris Kaman (LAC) 196,268; Andris Biedrins (GSW) 175,547; DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 152,976.

2009-10 NBA All-Star Voting Results


FINAL EAST 2010 NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 2,327,550; Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,269,568; Vince Carter (Orl) 1,048,977; Ray Allen (Bos) 710,045; Derrick Rose (Chi) 571,911; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 545,860; Joe Johnson (Atl) 496,255; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 425,590; Jose Calderon (Tor) 292,909; Mike Bibby (Atl) 223,759.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 2,549,693; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,978,116; Chris Bosh (Tor) 1,164,007; Paul Pierce (Bos) 525,677; Josh Smith (Atl) 475,671; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 313,827; Danny Granger (Ind) 309,808; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 302,743; Michael Beasley (Mia) 277,400; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 213,369.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 2,360,096; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 856,056; Al Horford (Atl) 270,532; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 265,024; Brook Lopez (NJ) 223,246; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 202,072; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 159,327; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 131,084; Brad Miller (Chi) 102,994; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 90,278.

FINAL WEST 2010 NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 2,456,224; Steve Nash (Pho) 1,222,235; Chris Paul (NO) 1,055,789; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,022,492; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 591,930; Jason Kidd (Dal) 523,708; Manu Ginobili (SA) 465,211; Chauncey Billups (Den) 452,983; Tony Parker (SA) 439,536; Brandon Roy (Por) 422,290.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 2,137,560; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,156,696; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 1,093,005; Pau Gasol (LAL) 1,051,784; Kevin Durant (OKC) 870,567; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 645,937; Luis Scola (Hou) 580,243; Ron Artest (LAL) 368,281; Shawn Marion (Dal) 363,516; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 309,497.

Centers: Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 1,824,093; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 981,355; Nene (Den) 364,543; Marc Gasol (Mem) 353,155; Antonio McDyess (SA) 328,717; Al Jefferson (Min) 252,777; Greg Oden (Por) 225,245; Marcus Camby (LAC) 188,240; Emeka Okafor (NO) 182,626; Andris Biedrins (GS) 167,481.

TOP 10 ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON LEADING NBA ALL-STAR VOTE-GETTERS

Player Year Votes
1. Dwight Howard, Orl 2009 3,150,181
2. LeBron James, Cle 2009 2,940,823
3. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2009 2,805,397
4. Dwyane Wade, Mia 2009 2,741,413
5. Tim Duncan, SA 2009 2,578,168
6. Yao Ming, Hou 2005 2,558,278
7. LeBron James, Cle 2010 2,549,693
8. Yao Ming, Hou 2009 2,532,958
9. LeBron James, Cle 2007 2,516,049
10. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2010 2,456,224

2010 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING TOP 10 OVERALL LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Player Votes
1. LeBron James, Cle 2,549,693
2. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2,456,224
3. Dwight Howard, Orl 2,360,096
4. Dwyane Wade, Mia 2,327,550
5. Carmelo Anthony, Den 2,137,560
6. Kevin Garnett, Bos 1,978,116
7. Amar’e Stoudemire, Pho 1,824,093
8. Allen Iverson, Phi 1,269,568
9. Steve Nash, Pho 1,222,235
10. Chris Bosh, Tor 1,164,007



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JANUARY 7, 2010 RETURNS (4TH RETURNS)

EAST NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: 4TH RETURNS (JAN. 7)

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,719,359; Allen Iverson (Phi) 930,713; Vince Carter (Orl) 745,581; Ray Allen (Bos) 510,885; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 445,473; Derrick Rose (Chi) 385,829; Joe Johnson (Atl) 329,100; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 269,566; Jose Calderon (Tor) 157,354; Mike Bibby (Atl) 155,078.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 1,769,287; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,467,365; Chris Bosh (Tor) 724,317; Paul Pierce (Bos) 366,234; Josh Smith (Atl) 334,338; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 228,343; Danny Granger (Ind) 213,371; Michael Beasley (Mia) 188,552; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 151,717; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 133,445; Caron Butler (Was) 110,003.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,681,897; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 609,486; Al Horford (Atl) 178,360; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 168,684; Brook Lopez (NJ) 154,362; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 143,545; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 111,065; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 87,590; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 56,598; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 53,880; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 44,279; Brad Miller (Chi) 40,182.

WEST NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: 4TH RETURNS (JAN. 7)

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,793,782; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 746,625; Steve Nash (Pho) 744,250; Chris Paul (NO) 701,417; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 443,369; Jason Kidd (Dal) 429,720; Chauncey Billups (Den) 310,281; Deron Williams (Utah) 285,185; Manu Ginobili (SA) 261,107; Brandon Roy (Por) 257,231; Tony Parker (SA) 248,951.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,568,259; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 826,130; Tim Duncan (SA) 776,225; Pau Gasol (LAL) 754,070; Kevin Durant (OKC) 556,847; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 504,725; Luis Scola (Hou) 437,944; Shawn Marion (Dal) 295,310; Ron Artest (LAL) 266,554; Lamar Odom (LAL) 194,567; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 177,663.

Centers: Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 1,304,470; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 743,182; Nene (Den) 261,295; Marc Gasol (Mem) 217,675; Antonio McDyess (SA) 157,346; Al Jefferson (Min) 146,773; Greg Oden (Por) 136,388; Marcus Camby (LAC) 121,981; Andris Biedrins (GS) 102,095; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 96,897; Emeka Okafor (NO) 94,685; Spencer Hawes (Sac) 31,767.

INSIDEHOOPS.COM EDITOR'S QUICK, UNEDITED REACTION TO THE VOTING

If the voting ended today, the starters would be: Wade, Iverson, LeBron, Garnett and Dwight Howard in the East, and Kobe, McGrady, Melo, Dirk and Amar'e in the West.

Let's start with the West. Kobe, Melo and Amar'e are good picks and sure things to make it. Dirk is also a good pick, and he has a decent but not massive lead over Tim Duncan, who is also worthy of starting. All good there. The problem remains McGrady having 746,625 votes, slightly ahead of Steve Nash's 744,250 and Chris Paul's 701,417. I'm really hoping Nash suddenly gets a big boost of support. And I'm sure I don't need to say this, but obviously I'm a fan of McGrady's like everyone else, but he clearly has no business getting votes like this right now. The logical assumption is that T-Mac continues to get votes from overseas fans who love Yao Ming and tend to support the best players around him.

In the East, Wade, LeBron, Garnett and Dwight have big leads they should all hold onto. Those are four worthy starters. Chris Bosh had been close to Garnett in past voting but KG has pulled away. I'm OK with that, though Bosh is having a great season, so he at least deserves a head-nod. But the issue in the is Allen Iverson (14.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.5 apg as of January 7) getting all these votes. He's played in just 13 games. And his stats on the 76ers aren't much better than they were in the three games he played for the Grizzlies.

Clearly, Iverson is getting the nostalgia vote. The guy is a legend. Former MVP. Trend-setter. Not a big fan of practice time. A scorer who didn't tend to make teammates better. But a former superstar who captivated fans. And earlier in the season it was looking like his career was over, before the 76ers reached out to bring him back to where it all started.

So, while I don't support Iverson getting to start, I'm not that mad about it. Because the other East guards really aren't so hot. Behind Iverson in the voting is Vince Carter, who is certainly having a much better season than Iverson but also doesn't really deserve to actually start in the big game either. I'd be more annoyed if Iverson was taking a spot away from a guy who absolutely, clearly deserved it, like votes for McGrady are doing to Nash or Paul.

Anyway, no matter what, it's going to be a fun game. If McGrady gets in, he probably won't play much, and even if he does he's apparently healthy now. And he's still Tracy friggin McGrady, a baller. And if Iverson gets in, which now appears likely, he too is more than capable of contributing to the game.

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JANUARY 1 RESULTS: THIRD RETURNS

EAST CONF: NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS THIRD RETURNS (JAN. 1)

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,539,968; Allen Iverson (Phi) 806,749; Vince Carter (Orl) 651,134; Ray Allen (Bos) 452,708; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 407,581; Derrick Rose (Chi) 344,435; Joe Johnson (Atl) 288,841; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 237,648; Mike Bibby (Atl) 139,484; Jose Calderon (Atl) 138,479.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 1,579,530; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,317,739; Chris Bosh (Tor) 644,473; Paul Pierce (Bos) 320,499; Josh Smith (Atl) 293,680; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 201,312; Danny Granger (Ind) 198,478; Michael Beasley (Mia) 163,737; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 117,168; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 114,359; Caron Butler (Was) 99,079.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,479,625; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 536,681; Al Horford (Atl) 157,050; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 146,595; Brook Lopez (NJ) 133,106; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 115,915; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 98,397; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 77,848; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 48,612; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 47,135; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 38,337; Brad Miller (Chi) 35,295.

WEST CONF: NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS THIRD RETURNS (JAN. 1)

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,606,032; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 649,563; Steve Nash (Pho) 648,558; Chris Paul (NO) 622,619; Jason Kidd (Dal) 405,027; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 374,635; Chauncey Billups (Den) 281,911; Deron Williams (Utah) 255,059; Brandon Roy (Por) 224,350; Manu Ginobili (SA) 222,743; Jason Terry (Dal) 212,242.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,410,356; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 753,971; Tim Duncan (SA) 685,390; Pau Gasol (LAL) 667,767; Kevin Durant (OKC) 474,506; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 436,088; Luis Scola (Hou) 371,914; Shawn Marion (Dal) 282,421; Ron Artest (LAL) 234,618; Lamar Odom (LAL) 175,271; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 155,933.

Centers: Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 1,143,849; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 676,634; Nene (Den) 235,276; Marc Gasol (Mem) 190,476; Antonio McDyess (SA) 130,058; Greg Oden (Por) 124,037; Al Jefferson (Min) 119,580; Marcus Camby (LAC) 100,399; Andris Biedrins (GS) 90,464; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 87,838; Emeka Okafor (NO) 82,616; Spencer Hawes (Sac) 25,109.

IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY

If the voting ended today, the starters for the 2010 NBA All-Star game would be as follows:

East: Wade, Iverson, LeBron, Garnett and D-Howard.
West: Kobe, McGrady, Melo, Dirk and Amar'e.

INSIDEHOOPS.COM EDITOR'S UNEDITED THOUGHTS

The latest NBA All-Star voting results show that it's probably time to do away with the entire fan voting process, or at least somehow change it. Tracy McGrady has barely played this season, yet he's got slightly more votes than Steve Nash, who is having an incredible season. And while Allen Iverson has played more than T-Mac has, he was inactive for a huge stretch of the season, didn't help the Grizzlies at all, and certainly hasn't been worthy of an All-Star starting spot (or bench spot) since joining the 76ers.

Other than those guys, the other starters are acceptable. In the West, Kobe, Melo, Dirk and Stoudemire are the right picks. And in the East, D-Wade, LeBron and big Dwight are obvious, and while Garnett is not having a particularly special individual season, he's still doing his thing on the super-successful Celtics. Chris Bosh is having a huge individual season but his Raptors aren't hot, so although I'd be fine with Bosh getting in, I have no problem with KG getting it.

Also, what's with Atlanta guard Joe Johnson only getting 288,841 votes? I have to be blunt and point out that there simply aren't a lot of Hawks fans in existence, and that's a big factor.

At West guard, Deron Williams (19.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 10.1 apg) should be getting more love. And I started to comment on the West center voting once you look past the first few results but it's ugly in there. I just backed out and avoided that situation entirely.

This has already been said in this very space, but perhaps the fan voting should be altered so only fans who attend games get to vote. And maybe also fans who subscribe to league pass. Though, both of these things are expensive, and there are plenty of passionate fans who simply don't have the money, so we'd need to find a way of including true, short-on-cash fans, too. Perhaps some sort of free voting events outside of arenas on a given weekend or something.

Or, just do away with it and let me pick the starters as well as the benches. I won't do you wrong, promise.

But something has to change, because the fans who are voting for T-Mac and Iverson this year aren't honest fans. They're doing the voting dirty.

The good news is, there's a good chance Nash can overtake McGrady. But Iverson has a decent lead on Vince Carter and may get in. And if that's what happens, we'll be OK. It's not like the guys behind Iverson are clear-cut All-Star starter-worthy players this season. Getting nine starters out of ten right, and Iverson being that 10th player, isn't awful. Iverson contributed a lot of fun to this game over the years. He isn't Jerome James or something.

So, vote Nash!

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DEC. 24: 2010 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: SECOND RETURNS, EASTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,314,215; Allen Iverson (Phi) 635,084; Vince Carter (Orl) 554,779; Ray Allen (Bos) 385,744; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 355,544; Derrick Rose (Chi) 305,029; Joe Johnson (Atl) 227,896; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 203,252; Jose Calderon (Tor) 115,071; Mike Bibby (Atl) 106,830.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 1,315,292; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,113,213; Chris Bosh (Tor) 553,230; Paul Pierce (Bos) 263,189; Josh Smith (Atl) 236,527; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 167,799; Danny Granger (Ind) 165,543; Michael Beasley (Mia) 132,794; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 95,329; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 95,328; Caron Butler (Was) 82,317.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,252,786; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 455,239; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 121,253; Al Horford (Atl) 118,802; Brook Lopez (NJ) 105,157; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 87,876; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 81,262; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 66,304; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 40,057; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 35,714; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 31,470; Brad Miller (Chi) 29,369.

DEC. 24: 2010 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: SECOND RETURNS, WESTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,380,383; Steve Nash (Pho) 546,064; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 541,190; Chris Paul (NO) 521,468; Jason Kidd (Dal) 372,225; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 298,892; Chauncey Billups (Den) 241,737; Deron Williams (Utah) 208,991; Jason Terry (Dal) 195,456; Brandon Roy (Por) 189,137; Manu Ginobili (SA) 171,624.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,204,234; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 668,243; Pau Gasol (LAL) 565,414; Tim Duncan (SA) 564,728; Kevin Durant (OKC) 406,581; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 355,529; Luis Scola (Hou) 295,691; Shawn Marion (Dal) 268,853; Ron Artest (LAL) 197,689; Lamar Odom (LAL) 152,684; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 129,909.

Centers: Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 950,737; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 588,471; Nene (Den) 199,667; Marc Gasol (Mem) 160,686; Greg Oden (Por) 108,147; Al Jefferson (Min) 98,669; Antonio McDyess (SA) 94,479; Marcus Camby (LAC) 86,719; Andris Biedrins (GS) 77,287; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 69,612; Emeka Okafor (NO) 61,823; Spencer Hawes (Sac) 20,646.

IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY (DEC. 24, 2009

If the voting ended today, the starters would be:
East: D.Wade, A.Iverson, L.James. K.Garnett and D.Howard
West: K.Bryant, S.Nash, C.Anthony, D.Nowitzki and A.Stoudemire

INSIDEHOOPS.COM EDITOR SAYS

It's good news that Steve Nash has moved ahead of the barely-active Tracy McGrady in Western conference guard voting. I agree with all of the current West starters. Kobe, Nash, Melo, Dirk and Amar'e are the right picks.

(Side note: Look how great those top five West forwards are.)

The East is a bit tougher. At center, Dwight Howard is the easy pick. At forward, of course LeBron James deserves to go, but Kevin Garnett vs. Chris Bosh is debatable. KG isn't having quite as great a season as usual, but his Celtics win like crazy. Bosh is having a fantastic individual season, but as a team the Raptors are disappointing. I'm cool with KG getting it, but it's close and either one would make sense.

At East guard, obviously Dwyane Wade should be there, but Allen Iverson isn't worthy. But fans are clearly caught up in supporting the pint-sized legend. Iverson got lots of attention upon returning to the league, especially with the 76ers. So he got a big boost. And it's not like he's ahead of anyone amazing. The East guards are collectively having a weak season. Obviously Vince Carter deserve to start ahead of Iverson, but really, Wade is the only starter-worthy East All-Star guard this season. If tons of fans really want to see Iverson start in the big show one last time, I'm not that mad about it. But, I expect Carter to move ahead in the voting by the time balloting ends.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS: FIRST RETURNS (DEC. 10, 2009)

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 672,227; Vince Carter (Orl) 292,002; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 212,526; Ray Allen (Bos) 208,276 Derrick Rose (Chi) 196,059; Allen Iverson (Phi) 136,976*; Joe Johnson (Atl) 118,964; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 113,371; Jose Calderon (Tor) 68,084; Mike Bibby (Atl) 48,935.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 649,327; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 533,187; Chris Bosh (Tor) 303,550; Paul Pierce (Bos) 131,379; Josh Smith (Atl) 109,404; Danny Granger (Ind) 100,122; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 75,146; Michael Beasley (Mia) 58,461; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 55,416); Rashard Lewis (Orl) 46,073; Luol Deng (Chi) 37,428.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 625,279; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 206,657; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 67,310; Al Horford (Atl) 52,747; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 45,920; Brook Lopez (NJ) 39,420; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 38,956; Rasheed Wallace (Bos) 36,855; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 19,408; Brad Miller (Chi) 17,188; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 14,062; Samuel Dalembert, S. (Phi) 13,969.

WESTERN CONFERENCE NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS: FIRST RETURNS (DEC. 10, 2009)

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 692,518; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 281,545; Steve Nash (Pho) 272,135; Chris Paul (NO) 248,049; Jason Kidd (Dal) 207,247; Jason Terry (Dal) 131,422; Aaron Brooks (Hou) 131,167; Chauncey Billups (Den) 112,509; Brandon Roy (Por) 106,416; Deron Williams (Utah) 94,715; Manu Ginobili (SA) 75,392.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 588,958; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 366,300; Pau Gasol (LAL) 280,758; Tim Duncan (SA) 271,321; Kevin Durant (OKC) 177,205; Trevor Ariza (Hou) 168,167; Shawn Marion (Dal) 161,653; Luis Scola (Hou) 134,321; Ron Artest (LAL) 99,209; Lamar Odom (LAL) 85,817; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 70,588.

Centers: Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 447,776; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 299,484; Nene (Den) 90,439; Marc Gasol (Mem) 75,765; Greg Oden (Por) 73,874; Al Jefferson (Min) 48,676; Antonio McDyess (SA) 46,323; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 35,606; Marcus Camby (LAC) 35,471; Andris Biedrins (GS) 28,287; Emeka Okafor (NO) 19,827; Spencer Hawes (Sac) 10,733.

*While Allen Iverson appears among Western Conference guards on the paper ballot because he began the season with Memphis, his votes will count towards the Eastern Conference guards due to his signing with Philadelphia Dec. 3.

IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY

If the NBA All-Star voting ended today, the starters would be:

East: D.Wade, V.Carter, L.James, K.Garnett, D.Howard
West: K.Bryant, T.McGrady, C.Anthony, D.Nowitzki, A.Stoudemire

INSIDEHOOPS.COM EDITOR REACTION TO VOTING RESULTS

So far this season McGrady is averaging 0.0 points in 0 games played, but apparently in the eyes of Yao Ming fans in China those are All-Star type numbers! He currently has the second highest votes of any West guard and if the voting ended today he'd be starting alongside Bryant. That is ridiculous.

Let's be honest here. The votes are presumably coming online from overseas, where fans of Yao Ming tend to also vote for T-Mac or whoever the next hottest Rockets player is. This is a problem.

Perhaps the NBA needs to have overseas votes or internet votes count less than actual paper ballot votes. And make it so the only way fans can get paper ballots is by going to games. That would give priority to the fans that actually pay to see NBA action with their own eyes. Those fans are probably more realistic than certain overseas fans whose entire method of voting seems to be based around supporting teammates of their favorite player.

While it's true that NBA All-Star voting is a popularity contest, we can't allow crazy results. Hopefully this won't carry over by the time the voting actually ends. Thankfully, it's still early.

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FOURTH RETURNS FOR 2008-09 NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS

nba all star vote results - nba all star voting ballot resultsOrlando’s Dwight Howard, the defending Slam Dunk champion, is still Superman at the ballot box with 2,102,368 votes following the fourth returns of 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting. Cleveland’s LeBron James (1,940,162) is tugging at his cape in the Eastern Conference, while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets are dueling it out for the top spot in the West.

Phoenix will host the NBA All-Star Game for the third time when the midseason classic is played for the 58th time on Sunday, Feb. 15. The game will air live (8pm ET) on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The NBA All-Star Game was played in Phoenix in both 1975 and 1995.

James, the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2006 and 2008, is followed at the forward position in the East by Boston’s Kevin Garnett (1,375,814), the leading vote-recipient in 2008. Miami’s Dwyane Wade, the NBA’s leading scorer, leads all Eastern Conference guards with 1,818,717 votes, followed by Detroit’s Allen Iverson (1,278,600). Philadelphia’s Samuel Dalembert (257,527) is running second to Howard at the center position.

Bryant tops the Western Conference with 1,903,798 votes, followed by Yao (1,758,499). The Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady follows Bryant at the guard position with 1,216,224 votes. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (1,454,918) and Denver’s Carmelo Anthony (905,121) pace all Western Conference forwards, with Shaquille O’Neal (1,006,383) of the Phoenix Suns trailing Yao at the center position.

The 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program allows fans around the world to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the All-Star Game in a variety of ways, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on NBA.com.

Voting will continue through Jan. 11, for paper balloting and Jan. 19, for NBA.com and wireless balloting.

NBA All-Star 2009 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world’s greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities including the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service and fan festivals such as NBA All-Star Jam Session.

One hundred twenty players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media experts who regularly cover the NBA.

This is the final balloting update. The announcement of the All-Star starters will take place on Thursday Jan. 22, prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting lineup announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Jan. 29 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

2009 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: EAST

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,818,717; Allen Iverson (Det) 1,278,600; Vince Carter (NJ) 856,498; Ray Allen (Bos) 552,094; Devin Harris (NJ) 474,637; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 403,577; Luke Ridnour (Mil) 379,806; Derrick Rose (Chi) 293,483; Jose Calderon (Tor) 274,509; Joe Johnson (Atl) 236,993; Jameer Nelson (Orl) 227,226.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 1,940,162; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,375,814; Yi Jianlian (NJ) 1,216,348; Chris Bosh (Tor) 751,927; Paul Pierce (Bos) 486,656; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 366,174; Shawn Marion (Mia) 264,888; Danny Granger (Ind) 199,200; Josh Smith (Atl) 163,145; Michael Beasley (Mia) 157,286; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 144,337.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 2,102,368; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 257,527; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 255,950; Jermaine O’Neal (Tor) 224,583; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 198,811; Al Horford (Atl) 191,105; Brendan Haywood (Wash) 178,868; Ben Wallace (Clev) 159,132; Emeka Okafor (Char) 133,501; Zyrdrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) 122,607; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 85,855.

2009 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: WEST

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,903,798; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,216,224; Chris Paul (NO) 1,059,161; Manu Ginobili (SA) 669,837; Tony Parker (SA) 614,939; Jamal Crawford (GS) 462,039; Steve Nash (Pho) 441,746; Jason Kidd (Dal) 381,906; Rafer Alston (Hou) 372,130; Jason Terry (Dal) 323,279; Brandon Roy (Por) 267,053.

Forwards: Tim Duncan (SA) 1,454,918; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 905,121; Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 894,690; Ron Artest (Hou) 890,992; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 837,482; Pau Gasol (LAL) 618,943; Bruce Bowen (SA) 509,593; Shane Battier (Hou) 482,724; Luis Scola (Hou) 281,372; Josh Howard (Dal) 255,698; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 212,651.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,758,499; Shaquille O’Neal (Pho) 1,006,383; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 356,280; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 292,845; Greg Oden (Por) 195,552; Andris Biedrins (GS) 170,732; Tyson Chandler (NO) 128,086; Al Jefferson (Minn) 121,944; Nick Collison (OKC) 105,534; Marcus Camby (LAC) 74,638; Chris Kaman (LAC) 27,112.

STARTERS IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY

East: D.Wade, A.Iverson, L.James, K.Garnett, D.Howard
West: K.Bryant, T.McGrady, C.Anthony, T.Duncan, Yao Ming

INSIDEHOOPS.COM ANALYSIS OF THE VOTING

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SECOND RETURNS: DECEMBER 25, 2008 RESULTS:

2009 NBA ALL-STAR FAN VOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,229,858; Allen Iverson (Det) 858,469; Vince Carter (NJ) 600,087; Ray Allen (Bos) 354,642; Devin Harris (NJ) 267,504; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 205,223; Derrick Rose (Chi) 203,687; Luke Ridnour (Mil) 197,933; Jose Calderon (Tor) 193,715; Jameer Nelson (Orl) 174,081; Joe Johnson (Atl) 162,772.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 1,259,764; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 905,506; Yi Jianlian (NJ) 762,162; Chris Bosh (Tor) 500,700; Paul Pierce (Bos) 313,474; Shawn Marion (Mia) 210,040; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 137,035; Danny Granger (Ind) 116,238; Josh Smith (Atl) 110,186; Michael Beasley (Mia) 100,257; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 98,262.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,421,882; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 232,733; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 163,279; Jermaine O’Neal (Tor) 147,534; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 112,708; Al Horford (Atl) 107,118; Ben Wallace (Clev) 89,809; Emeka Okafor (Char) 69,015; Zyrdrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) 60,970; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 54,772; Brendan Haywood (Wash) 28,182.

2009 NBA ALL-STAR FAN VOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,280,912; Tracy McGrady (746,098); Chris Paul (NO) 725,251; Manu Ginobili (SA) 386,846; Tony Parker (SA) 358,107; Jason Kidd (Dal) 299,107; Steve Nash (Pho) 281,909; Jason Terry (Dal) 226,754; Rafer Alston (Hou) 211,017; Brandon Roy (Por) 174,244; Chauncey Billups (Den) 170,645.

Forwards: Tim Duncan (SA) 903,311; Amar’e Stoudemire (Pho) 626,796; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 602,457; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 553,611; Ron Artest (Hou) 509,717; Pau Gasol (LAL) 424,135; Shane Battier (Hou) 292,287; Bruce Bowen (SA) 286,923; Josh Howard (Dal) 209,802; Luis Scola (Hou) 181,253; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 145,857.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,114,709; Shaquille O’Neal (Pho) 546,583; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 259,331; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 235,292; Greg Oden (Por) 144,650; Andris Biedrins (GS) 101,115; Al Jefferson (Minn) 86,296; Tyson Chandler (NO) 85,452; Nick Collison (OKC) 67,338; Marcus Camby (LAC) 49,235; Chris Kaman (LAC) 19,415.


STARTERS IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY:

East: Wade, Iverson, LeBron, Garnett, D-Howard
West: Kobe, McGrady, Duncan, Amare, Yao


ANALYZING HOW SECURE THE CURRENT STARTERS ARE

In the West, Kobe is sure to start at guard, but McGrady and Chris Paul are fighting for that other spot. Tim Duncan is sure to start at forward, but Amare and Melo are fighting for the other spot, with Dirk and Artest not too far behind. Yao Ming is sure to start at West center.

In the East, Wade and Iverson look like sure starters, with Vince Carter having an outside shot at overtaking Iverson. LeBron is sure to start at forward, and Garnett should hopefully be able to hold off the biased fan base supporting Yi Jianlian. Dwight Howard is sure to start at center.


THE YI JIANLIAN PROBLEM CONTINUES

New Jersey Nets forward Yi Jianlian continues to get an absurd number of votes, presumably from fans who originate from Yi's native country of China. It's making a mockery of the voting. Yi isn't anywhere close to an All-Star. He shoots 40.6%, averages 10.0 points and 6.2 rebounds, more turnovers than assists, not many steals or blocks, and isn't an especially good defender. Yet he has received 762,162 votes so far, which is more (in some cases, FAR more) than Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Hedo Turkoglu, Vince Carter, Ray Allen, Devin Harris, Tracy McGrady, Chris Paul, Manu Ginobili, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, AMare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki or Pau Gasol have received.

I understand fans of foreign origin giving support to their home-country player, but this is ridiculous.


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2008-09 NBA ALL STAR VOTING: FIRST RETURNS | DEC. 11, 2008

2009 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING EASTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 623,311; Allen Iverson (Det) 492,093; Vince Carter (NJ) 236,634; Ray Allen (Bos) 174,155; Jose Calderon (Tor) 124,705; Luke Ridnour (Mil) 123,104; Jameer Nelson (Orl) 116,228; Derrick Rose (Chi) 102,263; Joe Johnson (Atl) 94,847; Devin Harris (NJ) 94, 294; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 64,450.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 643,786; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 495,514; Yi Jianlian (NJ) 356,556; Chris Bosh (Tor) 274,195; Paul Pierce (Bos) 153,512; Shawn Marion (Mia) 144,066; Josh Smith (Atl) 59,574; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 56,846; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 56,006; Danny Granger (Ind) 49,752; Michael Beasley (Mia) 48,999.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 775;933; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 116,708; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 88,885; Jermaine O’Neal (Tor) 75,324; Al Horford (Atl) 45,284; Ben Wallace (Clev) 40,799; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 36,479; Zyrdrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 28,022; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 24,777; Emeka Okafor (Char) 15,323.


2009 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING WESTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 719,252; Chris Paul (NO) 406,220; Tracy McGrady (332,222); Manu Ginobili (SA) 166,981; Jason Kidd (Dal) 162,286; Tony Parker (SA) 161,638; Steve Nash (Pho) 142,410; Jason Terry (Dal) 105,345; Chauncey Billups (Den) 87,172; Brandon Roy (Por) 78,071; Rafer Alston (Hou) 73,613.

Forwards: Tim Duncan (SA) 442,203; Amare Stoudemire (Pho) 370,470; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 327,233; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 261,952; Pau Gasol (LAL) 260,374; Ron Artest (Hou) 214,063; Bruce Bowen (SA) 121,739; Shane Battier (Hou) 115,981; Josh Howard (Dal) 113,456; Luis Scola (Hou) 82,344; Lamar Odom (LAL) 78,422.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 529,290; Shaquille O’Neal (Pho) 227,273; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 162,139; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 155,689; Greg Oden (Por) 71,366; Andris Biedrins (GS) 65,496; Al Jefferson (Minn) 46,242; Tyson Chandler (NO) 39,467; Marcus Camby (LAC) 25,824; Chris Kaman (LAC) 9,104; Brad Miller (Sac) 6,892.


INSIDEHOOPS.COM REACTS TO THESE INITIAL RESULTS

In the East at forward, LeBron and KG deserve to be the first two All-Stars, but then the ridiculous happens: Yi Jianlian comes in third, ahead of Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, and other clearly superior players. The obvious assumption is that this absurd result is due to international voting. Heck, Jianlian has more votes than West forwards Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol, too.

In the East at guard, Dwyane Wade correctly got the most votes. I'm also OK with Allen Iverson getting the second most. Even though he's not having a great season, he's still Allen Iverson, healthy and playing. But what's with Luke Ridnour getting so many votes, ahead of Derrick Rose, Joe Johnson and Devin Harris. And the 64,450 people who voted for Gilbert Arenas need to realize that voting for your favorite player is nice, but at least only vote for them if they actually play, OK?

In the East at center, Dwight Howard is the obvious correct choice. But why is Samuel Dalembert in second place? It's a pretty weak group of candidates, but Zydrunas Ilgauskas should be getting a lot more votes than he is.

The west voting is better than the West. At West forward, Tim Duncan and Amare Stoudemire are good choices for starters, with Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol nearby. Shane Battier getting almost 116,000 votes is silly. He's played just 6 games and isn't anything close to an All-Star. In the West at forward, fans got the first bunch of players more or less correct with Tim Duncan and Amare Stoudemire leading the pack.

In the West at guard, Kobe and CP3 are the right picks. Brandon Roy deserves way more votes than he's getting, though. He's currently just 10th in West guards.

In the West at center, Yao Ming is the obvious correct choice, and the other center results don't inspire me to yell too loudly one way or the other.

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2008 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS | JANUARY 24, 2008

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett led all players in votes received in the NBA All-Star Balloting program that determines starters for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. Garnett, who will be appearing in his 11th All-Star Game and was the MVP of the 2003 All-Star Game, received 2,399,148 votes, the sixth highest total in NBA All-Star Balloting history. Among active players, Garnett’s 11th All-Star selection ranks second to Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal (14).

Garnett edged last year’s top vote-getter and 2006 All-Star MVP LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who came in second overall with 2,108,831 votes. James will make his fourth career All-Star appearance, while Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard finished with the third most votes overall (2,066,991) and will make his first career start in his second career All-Star appearance.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led the Western Conference, finishing with 2,004,940 votes. Bryant, who was the youngest All-Star in NBA history in 1998, will make his 10th All-Star trip. The reigning All-Star MVP, Bryant edged Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony as the top vote-getter in the West. Anthony will make his first career All-Star start after finishing with 1,723,701 votes.

Through the 2008 NBA All-Star Balloting program, fans worldwide were responsible for voting in the starters for the 57th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 17. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Jan. 31, on TNT.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (1,608,260), who will make his third consecutive All-Star start, and New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd (1,246,386), who was voted to his ninth appearance as an All-Star, join Garnett, James and Howard in the Eastern Conference starting lineup.

Joining Bryant and Anthony as part of the Western Conference starting lineup are the Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming at center (1,709,180), who was voted as a starter for the sixth straight year; the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (1,712,800), who has been selected to every All-Star team since he entered the league in 1997, will start at forward; and Anthony’s teammate, two-time All-Star MVP (2001, 2004) Allen Iverson (1,203,152), who will make his ninth consecutive All-Star appearance starting at guard.

In selecting the reserves, the head coaches must vote for seven players within their conference, including two guards, two forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement.

Boston Head Coach Doc Rivers and the Celtics coaching staff earned the honor to coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars by clinching the best winning percentage in the conference through games of Feb. 3. The Western Conference Coach is yet to be determined. Last year’s All-Star coaches – Phoenix’s Mike D’Antoni and Washington’s Eddie Jordan – are not eligible to coach this year.

The 2008 NBA All-Star uniforms were also unveiled today and were inspired by the uniqueness of New Orleans, the look and feel of the French Quarter, and the rod iron architecture that is unique to the city. The back of the jerseys are silver for the West and gold for the East to represent the conference colors.

OFFICIAL STARTERS FOR THE 2008 NBA ALL-STAR GAME

East: Jason Kidd, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard
West: Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming


FINAL 2007-08 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOT VOTING RESULTS

EAST:

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,608,260; Jason Kidd (NJ) 1,246,386; Ray Allen (Bos) 1,061,740; Vince Carter (NJ) 981,050; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 797,502; Chauncey Billups (Det) 625,772; Michael Redd (Mil) 375,243; Richard Hamilton (Det) 308,357; Joe Johnson (Atl) 253,308; T.J. Ford (Tor) 253,216.

Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Bos) 2,399,148; LeBron James (Clev) 2,108,831; Chris Bosh (Tor) 838,498; Paul Pierce (Bos) 574,159; Yi Jianlian (Mil) 450,515; Caron Butler (Wash) 340,619; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 301,038; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 293,200; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 280,369; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 240,725.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 2,066,991; Shaquille O’Neal (Mia) 965,171; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 303,978; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 283,576; Ben Wallace (Chi) 256,604; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 217,675; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) 205,152; Emeka Okafor (Char) 147,447; Eddy Curry (NY) 107,279; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 98,593.

WEST:

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 2,004,940; Allen Iverson (Den) 1,203,152; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,192,742; Steve Nash (Phx) 1,174,125; Chris Paul (NO) 563,525; Manu Ginobili (SA) 541,148; Tony Parker (SA) 500,009; Baron Davis (GS) 499,186; Jason Terry (Dal) 300,125; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 270,412.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,723,701; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,712,800; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 1,259,025; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 553,624; Shawn Marion (Phx) 514,142; Shane Battier (Hou) 475,483; Kevin Durant (Sea) 463,187; Luis Scola (Hou) 424,470; Josh Howard (Dal) 423,973; Grant Hill (Phx) 389,672.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,709,180; Amaré Stoudemire (Phx) 998,969; Marcus Camby (Den) 412,563; Tyson Chandler (NO) 289,593; Erick Dampier (Dal) 254,662; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 216,271; Pau Gasol (Mem) 206,408; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 202,403; Chris Kaman (LAC) 189,385; Andris Biedrins (GS) 161,411.


TOP 10 2007-08 ALL-STAR VOTE-GETTERS

1. Kevin Garnett, Bos 2,399,148
2. LeBron James, Cle 2,108,831
3. Dwight Howard, Orl 2,066,991
4. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2,004,940
5. Carmelo Anthony, Den 1,723,701
6. Tim Duncan, SA 1,712,800
7. Yao Ming, Hou 1,709,180
8. Dwyane Wade, Mia 1,608,260
9. Dirk Nowitzki, Dal 1,259,025
10. Jason Kidd, NJ 1,246,386


TOP 10 ALL TIME SINGLE-SEASON NBA ALL-STAR VOTE-GETTERS

1. Yao Ming, Hou (2005) 2,558,278
2. LeBron James, Cle (2007) 2,516,049
3. Shaquille O’Neal, Mia (2005) 2,448,089
4. Yao Ming, Hou (2007) 2,451,718
5. Michael Jordan, Chi (1997) 2,451,136
6. Kevin Garnett, Bos (2008) 2,399,148
7. Yao Ming, Hou (2006) 2,342,738
8. Kobe Bryant, LAL (2006) 2,271,631
9. LeBron James, Cle (2006) 2,207,697
10. Shaquille O’Neal, Mia (2006) 2,192,542


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JANUARY 10, 2008 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING BALLOT RETURNS

In the fourth and final update before All-Star starters are announced on Jan. 24, Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers remain the leaders in the Eastern Conference, while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets continue to pace Western Conference players after the fourth returns of 2008 NBA All-Star Balloting program.

The 57th NBA All-Star Game will be played in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 17. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Garnett leads all players with 1,756,251 votes with Cleveland’s James – the 2007 top vote recipient – following Garnett at the forward spot in the East with 1,564,974 votes, the second-highest overall tally. The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard leads Eastern Conference centers (1,456,898), with the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (1,179,889) and the New Jersey Nets’ Jason Kidd (868,069) topping the conference’s guards.

Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 1,441,333 votes, with the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady following him at guard (907,639). San Antonio’s Tim Duncan leads Western Conference forwards with 1,246,125 votes while Denver’s Carmelo Anthony places second with 1,218,106 votes. Houston’s Yao leads Western Conference centers (1,255,263).

Voting will continue through Jan. 13, for paper balloting and Jan. 20, for NBA.com balloting.

One hundred twenty players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference.

The All-Star starters will be announced on Thursday Jan. 24, prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Jan. 31 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR VOTES

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,179,889; Jason Kidd (NJ) 868,069; Ray Allen (Bos) 733,440; Vince Carter (NJ) 708,409; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 585,345; Chauncey Billups (Det) 402,787; Michael Redd (Mil) 247,384; Richard Hamilton (Det) 193,618; Joe Johnson (Atl) 171,500; T.J. Ford (Tor) 164,342.

Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,756,251; LeBron James (Cle) 1,564,974; Chris Bosh (Tor) 516,669; Paul Pierce (Bos) 411,231; Yi Jianlian (Mil) 342,669; Caron Butler (Was) 213,924; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 196,362; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 178,122; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 168,287; Josh Smith (Atl) 163,384.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,456,898; Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 701,253; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 190,684; Ben Wallace (Chi) 172,147; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) 163,518; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 156,012; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 143,026; Emeka Okafor (Cha) 85,340; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 66,705; Eddy Curry (NY) 64,896.

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR VOTES

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,441,333; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 907,639; Allen Iverson (Den) 827,273; Steve Nash (Pho) 808,995; Manu Ginobili (SA) 418,442; Tony Parker (SA) 374,340; Chris Paul (NO) 330,902; Baron Davis (GS) 298,827; Jason Terry (Dal) 241,839; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 212,320.

Forwards: Tim Duncan (SA) 1,246,125; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,218,106; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 946,421; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 402,917; Shawn Marion (Pho) 345,400; Shane Battier (Hou) 341,621; Josh Howard (Dal) 324,267; Luis Scola (Hou) 309,994; Kevin Durant (Sea) 299,481; Grant Hill (Pho) 248,273.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,255,263; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 685,772; Marcus Camby (Den) 265,830; Erick Dampier (Dal) 207,354; Pau Gasol (Mem) 154,741; Tyson Chandler (NO) 135,388; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 132,310; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 117,508; Andris Biedrins (GS) 98,460; Chris Kaman (LAC) 97,569.

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JANUARY 3, 2007 THIRD BALLOT RETURNS 2008 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING EASTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,019,582; Jason Kidd (NJ) 743,683; Ray Allen (Bos) 617,123; Vince Carter (NJ) 612,543; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 511,763; Chauncey Billups (Det) 331,872; Michael Redd (Mil) 221,777; Richard Hamilton (Det) 163,250; Joe Johnson (Atl) 149,367; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 140, 292.

Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,527,963; LeBron James (Clev) 1,294,019; Chris Bosh (Tor) 411,313; Paul Pierce (Bos) 352,243; Yi Jianlian (Mil) 291,447; Caron Butler (Was) 187,396; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 172,720; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 155,502; Josh Smith (Atl) 143,518; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 143,118.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,260,987; Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 609,597; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 162,792; Ben Wallace (Chi) 146,332; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 132,469; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 120,690; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 77,350; Emeka Okafor (Cha) 74,269; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 58,430; Eddy Curry (NY) 53,084.


2008 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING WESTERN CONFERENCE

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,234,111; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 809,395; Allen Iverson (Den) 694,611; Steve Nash (Pho) 684,813; Manu Ginobili (SA) 360,408; Tony Parker (SA) 316,541; Chris Paul (NO) 261,169; Baron Davis (GS) 247,187; Jason Terry (Dal) 218,052; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 192,017.

Forwards: Tim Duncan (SA) 1,049,641; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,029,335; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 830,970; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 347,899; Shane Battier (Hou) 297,672; Shawn Marion (Pho) 296,917; Josh Howard (Dal) 285,580; Luis Scola (Hou) 279,970; Kevin Durant (Sea) 242,953; Grant Hill (Pho) 209,057.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,077,244; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 583,249; Marcus Camby (Den) 221,527; Erick Dampier (Dal) 184,689; Pau Gasol (Mem) 139,254; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 112,434; Tyson Chandler (NO) 98,424; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 93,043; Chris Kaman (LAC) 83,516; Andris Biedrins (GS) 81,611.

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2007-08 SECOND BALLOT RETURNS, DEC. 27, 2007

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers remain the leaders in the Eastern Conference, while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets lead Western Conference players after the second returns of 2008 NBA All-Star Balloting program. Yao moves ahead of Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, who ranks first among Western Conference forwards, to claim the second-most votes in the West.

The 57th NBA All-Star Game will be played in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Garnett leads all players with 1,186,690 votes with Cleveland’s James – the 2007 top vote recipient – following Garnett at the forward spot in the East with 1,005,733 votes, the second-highest overall tally. The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard leads Eastern Conference centers (970,778), with the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (777,764) and the New Jersey Nets’ Jason Kidd (559,333) pacing the conference’s guards.

Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 941,716 votes, with the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady following him at guard (663,141). Denver’s Anthony (767,722) is followed at forward by the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (722,059), who moves into the starting lineup. Houston’s Yao leads Western Conference centers (813,305).

2008 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING

Eastern Conference

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 777,764; Jason Kidd (NJ) 559,333; Vince Carter (NJ) 468,051; Ray Allen (Bos) 464,810; Gilbert Arenas (Was) 422,463; Chauncey Billups (Det) 238,125; Michael Redd (Mil) 183,309; Richard Hamilton (Det) 121,663; Joe Johnson (Atl) 109,443; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 109,345.

Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Bos) 1,186,690; LeBron James (Clev) 1,005,733; Chris Bosh (Tor) 313,983; Paul Pierce (Bos) 268,926; Yi Jianlian (Mil) 192,828; Caron Butler (Was) 150,042; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 121,991; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 120,783; Rashard Lewis (Orl) 116,168; Antawn Jamison (Was) 106,370.

Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 970,778; Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 466,292; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 124,348; Ben Wallace (Chi) 114,245; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 100,622; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 89,900; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 55,217; Emeka Okafor (Cha) 51,490; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 43,036; Eddy Curry (NY) 37,252.

Western Conference

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 941,716; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 663,141; Steve Nash (Pho) 526,493; Allen Iverson (Den) 514,291; Manu Ginobili (SA) 220,620; Jason Terry (Dal) 200,693; Baron Davis (GS) 194,048; Chris Paul (NO) 189,646; Tony Parker (SA) 183,173; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 178,152.

Forwards: Carmelo Anthony (Den) 767,722; Tim Duncan (SA) 722,059; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 686,853; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 281,299; Josh Howard (Dal) 251,756; Shawn Marion (Pho) 240,752; Shane Battier (Hou) 227,112; Luis Scola (Hou) 222,896; Kevin Durant (Sea) 191,542; Grant Hill (Pho) 152,898.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 813,305; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 463,916; Erick Dampier (Dal) 171,386; Marcus Camby (Den) 161,807; Pau Gasol (Mem) 118,759; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 85,715; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 69,691; Tyson Chandler (NO) 69,083; Andris Biedrins (GS) 67,862; Chris Kaman (LAC) 66,315.

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FINAL 2006-07 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS

JANUARY 25, 2007

FINAL RESULTS -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James led all players in votes received in the NBA All-Star Balloting program that determines starters for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. James, who earned Most Valuable Player honors in last year’s midseason classic in Houston, received 2,516,049 votes, the second-highest total in history behind Yao Ming’s 2005 total of 2,558,278. This year, Yao finished second receiving 2,451,718 votes, the fourth-highest total ever.

The closest voting race in this year’s balloting was among Eastern Conference guards. Miami’s Dwyane Wade secured one starting spot with 2,029,591 votes and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas (1,454,166) edged New Jersey’s Vince Carter (1,451,156) by 3,010 votes in the closest race in 17 years since A.C. Green/Karl Malone (1,226 votes) and John Stockton/Derek Harper (2,562 votes), both in 1990.

Miami center Shaquille O’Neal (1,622,446) was selected to his 14th straight All-Star team, tying Lakers legend Jerry West (14; 1961-1974) and Utah great Karl Malone (14; 1988-2002) for the most consecutive selections. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most All-Star Game selections with 19.

Through the 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which saw a 17 percent increase in votes cast over last year, fans worldwide were responsible for voting in the starters for the 56th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories. Head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Feb. 1, on TNT.

Joining Yao as part of the Western Conference starting lineup is his Rockets’ teammate Tracy McGrady (1,942,796), who will be appearing in his seventh All-Star Game. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (1,436,584), who has been selected to every All-Star team since he entered the league in 1997, and Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett (1,616,575), who captured All-Star MVP honors in 2003, will be the starting forwards. L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (2,138,777), who was the youngest All-Star in NBA history in 1998, makes his ninth All-Star trip.

James will be joined in the Eastern Conference frontcourt by O’Neal and Toronto’s Chris Bosh (1,091,263), who will be making his first career All-Star start. Arenas also will make his first career All-Star start while Wade makes his second consecutive start and third straight appearance.

In selecting the reserves, the head coaches must vote for seven players, including two guards, two forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement.

Phoenix head coach Mike D’Antoni and the Suns coaching staff earned the honor to coach the West as a result of their 112-107 win over New York last night combined with San Antonio’s 90-85 loss to Houston. The Suns (34-8, .800) have clinched the best winning percentage through games of Feb. 4 among eligible Western Conference teams for the All-Star coaching honors. The Eastern Conference Coach is yet to be determined. Last year’s All-Star coaches – Dallas’ Avery Johnson and Detroit’s Flip Saunders – are not eligible this year.

Through the Balloting program, which ran from Nov. 13, 2006 through Jan. 21, fans had the opportunity to vote at all NBA arenas, on the league's official website, and through other methods.

The leaders of both the Eastern and Western Conference players for the final returns of the 2007 NBA All-Star voting program are as follows:

Eastern Conference
F – LeBron James, Cleveland
F – Chris Bosh, Toronto
C – Shaquille O’Neal, Miami
G – Dwyane Wade, Miami
G – Gilbert Arenas, Washington
Head coach: TBD

Western Conference
F – Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
F – Tim Duncan, San Antonio
C – Yao Ming, Houston
G – Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
G – Tracy McGrady, Houston
Head coach: Mike D’Antoni, Phoenix

2007 NBA ALL-STAR FINAL VOTE BALLOTING RESULTS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL ALL-STAR VOTES:

Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 2,029,591; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 1,454,166; Vince Carter (NJ) 1,451,156; Jason Kidd (NJ) 838,486; Chauncey Billups (Det) 499,670; Stephon Marbury (NY) 458,181; Michael Redd (Mil) 351,277; Ben Gordon (Chi) 316,428; Steve Francis (NY) 307,287; Richard Hamilton (Det) 306,547.

Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 2,516,049; Chris Bosh (Tor) 1,091,263; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 934,749; Grant Hill (Orl) 677,423; Paul Pierce (Bos) 615,911; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 549,693; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 459,139; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 408,936; Caron Butler (Was) 404,489; Emeka Okafor (Char) 388,170.

Centers: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 1,622,446; Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,464,613; Ben Wallace (Chi) 788,950; Alonzo Mourning (Mia) 338,904; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 256,579; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 244,507; Nazr Mohammed (Det) 217,067; Eddy Curry (NY) 202,010; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 196,000; Primoz Brezec (Char) 164,734.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL ALL-STAR VOTES:

Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 2,138,777; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,942,796; Allen Iverson (Den) 1,813,638*; Steve Nash (Pho) 1,504,826; Manu Ginobili (SA) 541,341; Tony Parker (SA) 501,429; Chris Paul (NOK) 462,206; Ray Allen (Sea) 444,443; Jason Terry (Dal) 421,924; Baron Davis (GS) 354,412.

Forwards: Kevin Garnett (Minn) 1,616,575; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,436,584; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 1,309,945; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 1,276,304; Shane Battier (Hou) 1,025,643; Shawn Marion (Pho) 551,173; Lamar Odom (LAL) 438,824; Josh Howard (Dal) 412,102; Pau Gasol (Mem) 364,459; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 359,882.

Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 2,451,718; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 1,209,333; Erick Dampier (Dal) 385,179; Marcus Camby (Den) 373,382; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 339,247; Francisco Elson (SA) 252,622; Tyson Chandler (NOK) 202,531; Brad Miller (Sac) 186,230; Mark Blount (Minn) 175,322; Chris Kaman (LAC) 160,234.

* The Philadelphia – Denver trade involving Allen Iverson was completed after the media panel’s deadline for selecting the ballot and therefore Iverson is listed on the ballot as a member of his prior team. For tabulation purposes, Iverson’s votes will be counted towards the Western Conference totals. TOP 10 ALL-TIME SINGLE SEASON LEADING NBA ALL-STAR VOTE-GETTERS

Player Year Votes
1. Yao Ming, Hou 2005 2,558,278
2. LeBron James, Cle 2007 2,516,049
3. Shaquille O’Neal, Mia 2005 2,448,089
4. Yao Ming, Hou 2007 2,451,718
5. Michael Jordan, Chi 1997 2,451,136
6. Yao Ming, Hou 2006 2,342,738
7. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2006 2,271,631
8. LeBron James, Cle 2006 2,207,697
9. Shaquille O’Neal, Mia 2006 2,192,542
10. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2007 2,138,777

2007 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING TOP 10 OVERALL LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

Player Votes
1. LeBron James, Cle 2,516,049
2. Yao Ming, Hou 2,451,718
3. Kobe Bryant, LAL 2,138,777
4. Dwyane Wade, Mia 2,029,591
5. Tracy McGrady, Hou 1,942,796
6. Allen Iverson, Den 1,813,638
7. Shaquille O’Neal, Mia 1,622,446
8. Kevin Garnett, Minn 1,616,575
9. Steve Nash, Pho 1,504,826
10. Dwight Howard, Orl 1,464,613

Top 10 Closest All-Star Balloting Races For Starting Position

(Race between 2nd and 3rd position among Guards and Forwards; Race between 1st and 2nd position at Center)

1,226 Votes 1990 Western Conference Forwards
AC Green (L.A. Lakers) 160,788
Karl Malone (Utah) 159,562

1,817 Votes 1984 Western Conference Centers
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L.A. Lakers) 459,088
Ralph Sampson (Houston) 457,271

2,562 Votes 1990 Western Conference Guards
John Stockton (Utah) 149,548
Derek Harper (Dallas) 146,986

3,010 Votes 2007 Eastern Conference Guards
Gilbert Arenas (Washington) 1,454,166
Vince Carter (New Jersey) 1,451,156

3,013 Votes 1981 Western Conference Forwards
Walter Davis (Phoenix) 172,479
Alex English (Denver) 169,466

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4TH ALL STAR VOTING UPDATE -- LAST ONE BEFORE FINAL | Jan. 11, 2007

In the fourth and final update before the All-Star starters are announced on Jan. 25, Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets leads the Western Conference and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers leads the Eastern Conference in returns of 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting.

The 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program continues through Jan. 15 for paper balloting and Jan. 21 for online balloting. The 2007 All-Star starters will be announced on Thursday Jan. 25 prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Feb. 1 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

Through the 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program, NBA fans worldwide are responsible for voting in the starters for the 56th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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Tight races for starting spots exist in both conferences. The Denver Nuggets' Allen Iverson (1,300,248) trails the Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady (1,331,511) by 31,263 votes among Western Conference guards. In the East, the Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh (684,620) and the Indiana Pacers' Jermaine O'Neal (621,476) are separated by just 63,144 votes for a starting forward position.

Yao leads all players with 1,775,413 votes. The Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett leads all Western Conference forwards with 1,068,168 votes, followed by San Antonio's Tim Duncan (1,025,812). The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (1,536,556) and McGrady lead all Western Conference guards. James leads all Eastern Conference players with 1,774,281 votes, followed by the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (1,371,850). Bosh is second among Eastern Conference forwards. The New Jersey Nets' Vince Carter (1,002,709) is second to Wade among Eastern Conference guards. Miami's Shaquille O'Neal leads all Eastern Conference centers with 1,143,904 votes, followed by the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard (978,007).

Fans have the opportunity to vote at all NBA arenas, in 20 languages on NBA.com, on AOL.com/nba, at 1,250 T-Mobile-owned retail locations and at t-zones using T-Mobile service or wap.nba.com for any wireless carrier. Fans will be able to vote at several locations in Las Vegas, the host city of NBA All-Star 2007, including the Las Vegas Convention Center, Fremont Street and the Thomas & Mack Center. For the first time, 13 NBA team arenas will also carry a Spanish-language version of the ballot. T-Mobile is the presenting partner of 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program. This year's other All-Star Balloting partners include 2K Sports, AOL.com, XBOX, GameStop & EB Games.

NBA All-Star 2007 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world's greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals such as NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas.

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The leaders of both the Eastern and Western Conference players for the fourth returns of the 2007 NBA All-Star voting program are attached:

EASTERN CONFERENCE BALLOTING RESULTS:

GUARDS: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,371,850; Vince Carter (NJ) 1,002,709; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 788,249; Jason Kidd (NJ) 573,104; Stephon Marbury (NY) 383,204; Chauncey Billups (Det) 298,770; Michael Redd (Mil) 233,038; Steve Francis (NY) 201,736; Joe Johnson (Atl) 198,918; Ben Gordon (Chi) 177,866.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Clev) 1,774,281; Chris Bosh (Tor) 684,620; Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) 621,476; Grant Hill (Orl) 455,018; Paul Pierce (Bos) 442,393; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 358,998; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 316,491; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 252,295; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 236,846; Emeka Okafor (Char) 234,542.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 1,143,904; Dwight Howard (Orl) 978,007; Ben Wallace (Chi) 519,871; Alonzo Mourning (Mia) 205,832; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 165,178; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 146,027; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 123,176; Nazr Mohammed (Det) 119,888; Eddy Curry (NY) 113,133; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 92,832.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE BALLOTING RESULTS:

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,536,556; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,331,511; Allen Iverson (Den) 1,300,248*; Steve Nash (Pho) 992,885; Manu Ginobili (SA) 376,185; Tony Parker (SA) 350,257; Chris Paul (NOK) 316,142; Jason Terry (Dal) 306,123; Ray Allen (Sea) 267,253; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 252,254.

FORWARDS: Kevin Garnett (Minn) 1,068,168; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,025,812; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 884,160; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 870,465; Shane Battier (Hou) 640,238; Shawn Marion (Pho) 332,106; Lamar Odom (LAL) 311,845; Josh Howard (Dal) 288,539; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 251,889; Pau Gasol (Mem) 237,828.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,775,413; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 727,298; Erick Dampier (Dal) 283,103; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 232,174; Marcus Camby (Den) 201,177; Francisco Elson (SA) 171,180; Brad Miller (Sac) 109,715; Chris Kaman (LAC) 107,065; Tyson Chandler (NOK) 98,541; Chris Mihm (LAL) 97,636.

* The Philadelphia - Denver trade involving Allen Iverson was completed after the media panel's deadline for selecting the ballot and therefore Iverson is listed on the ballot as a member of his prior team. For tabulation purposes, Iverson's votes will be counted towards the Western Conference totals.

QUICK SUMMARY OF PROBABLE STARTERS:

The probable all-star starters:

East: Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal (maybe Dwight Howard) and Chris Bosh (maybe Jermaine O'Neal).

West: Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady (maybe Allen Iverson), Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Yao Ming.






SECOND BALLOT RETURNS | DEC. 28, 2006

Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Western Conference, while LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat lead the Eastern Conference in votes received after the second returns of 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting.

Now that Allen Iverson has moved to the West, Vince Carter is currently the second highest vote-getter of East guards, behind Dwyane Wade but ahead of Gilbert Arenas.

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Through the 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program, NBA fans from around the globe are responsible for voting in the starters for the 56th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Yao leads all players with 1,411,923 votes. The Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett leads all Western Conference forwards with 785,865 votes, followed by San Antonio's Tim Duncan (715,916). Bryant (1,187,505) and the Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady (1,057,057) lead all Western Conference guards. Moving into third place among Western Conference guards is Allen Iverson, who was acquired by the Denver Nuggets from the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 19. Since Iverson was traded to a Western Conference team after the All-Star ballot was unveiled, his Eastern Conference votes will be applied to the conference in which he now plays.

James leads all Eastern Conference players with 1,323,989 votes, followed by Wade (983,321). The Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh (497,283) is second to James among Eastern Conference forwards. The New Jersey Nets' Vince Carter (726,040) is second to Wade among Eastern Conference guards. Miami's Shaquille O'Neal leads all Eastern Conference centers with 855,544 votes, followed by the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard (665,434).

The 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program continues through Jan. 15, 2007 for paper balloting and Jan. 21, 2007 for online balloting. Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be issued regularly leading up to the announcement of the All-Star starters on Thursday Jan. 25 prior to a TNT doubleheader. Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Feb. 1 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: EAST

GUARDS: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 983,321; Vince Carter (NJ) 726,040; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 494,761; Jason Kidd (NJ) 361,504; Stephon Marbury (NY) 237,478; Chauncey Billups (Det) 198,290; Michael Redd (Mil) 151,216; Steve Francis (NY) 133,027; Joe Johnson (Atl) 129,755; Richard Hamilton (Det) 108,355.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Clev) 1,323,989; Chris Bosh (Tor) 497,283; Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) 437,164; Paul Pierce (Bos) 322,601; Grant Hill (Orl) 281,966; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 251,155; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 219,621; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 166,250; Emeka Okafor (Char) 155,998; Chris Webber (Phi) 147,933.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 855,544; Dwight Howard (Orl) 665,434; Ben Wallace (Chi) 377,127; Alonzo Mourning (Mia) 122,525; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 99,467; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 79,150; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 68,475; Nazr Mohammed (Det) 57,830; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 54,472; Eddy Curry (NY) 52,677.

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ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS: WEST

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,187,505; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,057,057; Allen Iverson (Den) 975,319*; Steve Nash (Pho) 736,168; Chris Paul (NOK) 244,773; Jason Terry (Dal) 236,856; Manu Ginobili (SA) 220,070; Tony Parker (SA) 208,113; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 199,328; Ray Allen (Sea) 182,946.

FORWARDS: Kevin Garnett (Minn) 785,865; Tim Duncan (SA) 715,916; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 684,620; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 633,041; Shane Battier (Hou) 471,404; Lamar Odom (LAL) 239,047; Shawn Marion (Pho) 230,155; Josh Howard (Dal) 225,499; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 185,155; Pau Gasol (Mem) 157,239.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,411,923; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 485,642; Erick Dampier (Dal) 218,833; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 153,601; Marcus Camby (Den) 117,606; Chris Kaman (LAC) 61,202; Brad Miller (Sac) 59,859; Tyson Chandler (NOK) 56,874; Chris Mihm (LAL) 55,583; Francisco Elson (SA) 54,442.

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* The Philadelphia - Denver trade involving Allen Iverson was completed after the media panel's deadline for selecting the ballot and therefore Iverson is listed on the ballot as a member of his prior team. For tabulation purposes, Iverson's votes will be counted towards the Western Conference totals.

IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY:

If all-star voting ended today, the starters in the 2007 all-star game would be as follows:
East: Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Shaquille O'Neal.
West: Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming

INSIDEHOOPS ANALYZES THE VOTING RACES:

In the East, at guard, Wade and Carter look like they have their starting positions all locked up. It's shocking that Vince flew so far ahead of Gilbert Arenas, until you think about it and realize that Vinsanity has been famous for years, while Gilbert is, in the public eyes, an up-and-comer.

At forward in the East, LeBron James is sure to start, while Chris Bosh faces some competition from Jermaine O'Neal. Paul Pierce has an outside shot.

At center in the East, Shaq is probably going to win it, though Dwight Howard has an outside shot. Shaq is hurt right now, though, and although he's expected to be back before all-star weekend, it's possible he'll remain out.

In the West, at guard, Kobe will probably win a starting slot, but Tracy McGrady faces stiff competition from Allen Iverson, whose votes all count now in the West race even though he used to be in the East. InsideHoops.com predicts that Iverson will overtake T-Mac by the time voting actually finishes.

At forward in the West, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan have a bit of a lead on Dirk Nowitzki, but Dirk definitely could overtake one or both of them. Carmelo Anthony has an outside shot, but considering he's suspended it's not reasoanble to expect he'll overtake anyone.

At center in the West, Yao dominates the votes. But if he's hurt and can't play in the all-star game, Amare Stoudemire is sure to get to start.







Dec. 14, 2006: First set of voting ballot results:

Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Western Conference, while LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers lead the Eastern Conference in votes received after the first returns of 2007 NBA All-Star balloting.

InsideHoops.com has complete results with exact vote totals below. Scroll down.

Through the 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program, fans worldwide are responsible for voting in the starters for the 56th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 18.

The 2007 NBA All-Star Balloting program continues through Jan. 15, 2007 for paper balloting and Jan. 21, 2007 for online balloting.

Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences will be issued regularly on InsideHoops.com leading up to the announcement of the All-Star starters on Thursday Jan. 25 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

Following the completion of fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday, Feb. 1 prior to a TNT doubleheader.

Currently, for the starters in ongoing voting, Yao Ming leads all players with 836,392 votes. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett leads all Western Conference forwards with 453,536 votes, followed by San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (423,228). Bryant (720,375) and the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady (668,130) lead all Western Conference guards.

LeBron James leads all Eastern Conference players with 808,570 votes, followed by Iverson (595,200). The Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh (304,624) is second to James among Eastern Conference forwards. Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal leads all Eastern Conference centers with 522,815 votes, followed by the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard (415,708).

A total of 120 players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western Conferences – are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot, with 24 guards, 24 forwards and 12 centers from each conference comprising the ballot. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media experts who regularly cover the NBA.

2007 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING

EASTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Allen Iverson (Phi) 595,200; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 586,679; Vince Carter (NJ) 433,363; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 225,923; Jason Kidd (NJ) 190,385; Chauncey Billups (Det) 109,687; Stephon Marbury (NY) 107,219; Michael Redd (Mil) 97,394; Joe Johnson (Atl) 78,680; Steve Francis (NY) 76,210.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Clev) 808,570; Chris Bosh (Tor) 304,624; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 258,139, Paul Pierce (Bos) 187,138; Grant Hill (Orl) 168,695; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 144,228; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 136, 785; Emeka Okafor (Char) 98,502; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 93,514; Chris Webber (Phi) 88,066.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 522,815; Dwight Howard (Orl) 415,708; Ben Wallace (Chi) 216,443; Alonzo Mourning (Mia) 65,255; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 46,178; Zaza Pachulia (Atl) 39,921; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 38,590; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 33,459; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 30,744; Nazr Mohammed (Det) 30,078.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 720,375; Tracy McGrady (Hou) 668,130; Steve Nash (Pho) 432,083; Chris Paul (NOK) 156,801; Jason Terry (Dal) 126,648; Manu Ginobili (SA) 125,076; Tony Parker (SA) 118,417; Ray Allen (Sea) 111,841; Jerry Stackhouse (Dal) 104,308; Baron Davis (GS) 93,777.

FORWARDS: Kevin Garnett (Minn) 453,536; Tim Duncan (SA) 423,228; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 405,613; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 364,419; Shane Battier (Hou) 265,340; Lamar Odom (LAL) 155,289; Shawn Marion (Pho) 130,710; Josh Howard (Dal) 118,399; Carlos Boozer (Utah) 113,289; Pau Gasol (Mem) 100,192.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 836,392; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 281,051; Erick Dampier (Dal) 118,557; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 102,760; Marcus Camby (Den) 64,082; Brad Miller (Sac) 33,376; Francisco Elson (SA) 33,161; Chris Kaman (LAC) 32,151; Chris Mihm (LAL) 31,883; Tyson Chandler (NOK) 25,504.

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IF THE VOTING ENDED TODAY:

East: Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Shaquille O'Neal
West: Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming

GLANCING AT THE VOTING RACES:

In the East, at guard, Vince Carter has a shot to catch up with Iverson or Wade, but it'll be tough. Gilbert Arenas is a very distant long-shot to catch up. At forward, LeBron James has a spot all but locked up, but Jermaine O'Neal has a reasonable chance to catch up to Chris Bosh. Paul Pierce is a distant long-shot. At center, Dwight Howard has somewhat of a shot at catching up to Shaq. Ben Wallace would need a miracle. InsideHoops.com will update this each time a new update comes out.

In the West, at guard, Steve Nash is a long-shot to catch up to Tracy McGrady, and it's almost impossible for him to catch up to Kobe Bryant. At forward, the race is wide open, and both Dirk Nowitzki and Carmelo Anthony have a reasonable shot at catching up to both Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan -- though it'll take some luck. At center, Yao Ming has it locked up, and the next in line, Amare Stoudemire, has no shot at overtaking him.

POPULARITY OF YAO MING AFFECTS VOTING

InsideHoops.com speculates that it's no coincidence that several players who got more votes than expected are teammates of Yao Ming's in Houston. Tracy McGrady is great and a definite InsideHoops.com favorite (as a person and a player) but it's still surprising he got over 200,000 more votes than the current league MVP, Steve Nash. And Rockets forward Shane Battier, a very solid, smart player and one of the nicest and brightest guys in the league got over 100,000 more votes than Lamar Odom, Shawn Marion and Carlos Boozer which is also surprising. We assume it's because Yao Ming enjoys international popularity, and they're benefitting.

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2006 NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS

Jan. 19, 2006: The fourth set of returns for 2006 NBA All-Star voting is in (see below). These are not the final results. NBA all-star voting began on November 17 and ends January 22.

Through the 2006 NBA All-Star fan voting program, NBA fans from around the globe are responsible for voting in the starters for the 55th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 19. Updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences were issued regularly, leading up to the unveiling of the All-Star starters Thursday, February 2, 2006.

Following the completion of all-star fan voting and the starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conference, which will be announced Thursday Feb. 9 on TNT.

InsideHoops.com provides complete previews, coverage and recaps of all-star weekend.

ALL-STAR STARTERS IF VOTING ENDED TODAY

EAST: A.Iverson, D.Wade, L.James, J.O'Neal, S.O'Neal
WEST: S.Nash, K.Bryant, T.McGrady, T.Duncan, Y.Ming

Kevin Garnett is right behind Tim Duncan and can catch up. Vince Carter has a slight chance of passing Dwyane Wade, though it'll be tough. The other starts are pretty much sure bets to remain starters when the voting is finalized.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,743,700; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,256,071; Vince Carter (NJ) 1,065,464; Chauncey Billups (Det) 519,936; Jason Kidd (NJ) 484,711; Steve Francis (Orl) 368,463; Richard Hamilton (Det) 349,049; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 326,325; T.J. Ford (Mil) 150,705; Gary Payton (Mia) 132,028.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Clev) 1,827,008; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 1,067,619; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 654,391; Chris Webber (Phi) 490,928; Ron Artest (Ind) 403,634; Grant Hill (Orl) 392,219; Paul Pierce (Bos) 349,539; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 346,721; Chris Bosh (Tor) 265,322; Dwight Howard (Orl) 244,687.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 1,840,207; Ben Wallace (Det) 970,379; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 191,679; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 145,101; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 110,970; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 92,102; Jamaal Magloire (Mil) 80,183*; Eddy Curry (NY) 77,019; Jeff Foster (Ind) 73,439; Raef LaFrentz (Bos) 69,860.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,891,204; Steve Nash (Pho) 1,515,474; Manu Ginobili (SA) 722,754; Ray Allen (Sea) 558,611; Tony Parker (SA) 513,120; Baron Davis (GS) 313,780; David Wesley (Hou) 239,468; Jason Richardson (GS) 217,459; Mike Bibby (Sac) 196,892; Jason Terry (Dal) 167,370.

FORWARDS: Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,571,867; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,269,683; Kevin Garnett (Minn) 1,203,726; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 530,291; Pau Gasol (Mem) 517,161; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 343,038; Elton Brand (LAC) 317,426; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 218,782; Shawn Marion (Pho) 217,157; Lamar Odom (LAL) 179,681.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,990,303; Marcus Camby (Den) 694,979; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 366,054; Chris Mihm (LAL) 179,308; Erick Dampier (Dal) 176,393; Brad Miller (Sac) 166,067; Chris Kaman (LAC) 109,480; Michael Olowokandi (Minn) 84,484; Lorenzen Wright (Mem) 81,419; Kurt Thomas (Pho) 81,094.

OVERALL TOP TEN VOTE-GETTERS

Yao Ming (Hou.) 1,990,303
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,891,204
S. O'Neal (Mia) 1,840,207
LeBron James (Cle.) 1,827,008
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,743,700
Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,571,867
Steve Nash (Phx.) 1,515,474
Tim Duncan (S.A.), 1,269,683
Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 1,256,071
Kevin Garnett (Min.), 1,203,726



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THIRD SET OF ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS | Jan. 12, 2005

ALL-STAR STARTERS IF VOTING ENDED TODAY

East: A.Iverson, D.Wade, L.James, J.O'Neal, S.O'Neal
West: S.Nash, K.Bryant, T.McGrady, T.Duncan, Y.Ming

Kevin Garnett is right behind Tim Duncan and has a great shot to pass him. Vince Carter has a slight chance of passing Dwyane Wade. Other than that, the other starters have a pretty sizable lead over the guys behind them.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,544,496; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,112,792; Vince Carter (NJ) 905,124; Chauncey Billups (Det) 423,884; Jason Kidd (NJ) 406,254; Steve Francis (Orl) 319,648; Richard Hamilton (Det) 292,423; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 269,331; T.J. Ford (Mil) 118,148; Gary Payton (Mia) 108,793.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Clev) 1,598,649; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 931,671; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 552,738; Chris Webber (Phi) 434,637; Ron Artest (Ind) 355,844; Grant Hill (Orl) 326,200; Paul Pierce (Bos) 299,994; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 288,060; Chris Bosh (Tor) 215,684; Dwight Howard (Orl) 197,566.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 1,627,198; Ben Wallace (Det) 827,070; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 157,088; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 114,004; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 79,909; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 77,918; Jamaal Magloire (Mil) 64,458*; Eddy Curry (NY) 60,430; Raef LaFrentz (Bos) 59,211; Jeff Foster (Ind) 52,779.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,653,770; Steve Nash (Pho) 1,332,848; Manu Ginobili (SA) 571,468; Ray Allen (Sea) 494,271; Tony Parker (SA) 396,047; Baron Davis (GS) 276,892; David Wesley (Hou) 218,129; Jason Richardson (GS) 192,803; Mike Bibby (Sac) 171,834; Jason Terry (Dal) 155,417.

FORWARDS: Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,421,456; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,071,115; Kevin Garnett (Minn) 1,064,512; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 476,551; Pau Gasol (Mem) 429,050; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 287,778; Elton Brand (LAC) 278,077; Amaré Stoudemire (Pho) 193,268; Shawn Marion (Pho) 182,850; Lamar Odom (LAL) 149,675.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 1,759,574; Marcus Camby (Den) 602,446; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 300,568; Erick Dampier (Dal) 159,160; Brad Miller (Sac) 142,711; Chris Mihm (LAL) 139,150; Chris Kaman (LAC) 86,224; Kurt Thomas (Pho) 66,791; Michael Olowokandi (Minn) 66,709, Lorenzen Wright (Mem) 65,721.

OVERALL TOP TEN VOTE-GETTERS

Yao Ming (Hou.) 1,759,574
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,653,770
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 1,627,198
LeBron James (Cle.) 1,598,649
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,544,496
Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,421,456
Steve Nash (Phx.) 1,332,848
Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 1,112,792
Tim Duncan (S.A.), 1,071,115
Kevin Garnett (Min.), 1,064,512
Jermaine O’Neal (Ind.) 931,671


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SECOND SET OF ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS | Dec. 29, 2005

ALL-STAR STARTERS IF VOTING ENDED TODAY

East: A.Iverson, D.Wade, L.James, J.O'Neal, S.O'Neal
West: S.Nash, K.Bryant, T.McGrady, K.Garnett, Y.Ming

Tim Duncan is right behind Kevin Garnett in the voting and has a great shot to catch up. Vince Carter has a slim, outside chance to catch up to Dwyane Wade. Other than that, most starters are pretty much a sure-thing right now.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Allen Iverson (Phi.) 1,144,250, Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 827,913 ... Vince Carter (N.J.) 634,231 ... Jason Kidd (N.J.) 283,657 ... Chauncey Billups (Det.) 258,106 ... Steve Francis (Orl.) 220,766 ... Gilbert Arenas (Was.) 194,592 ... Richard Hamilton (Det.) 192,200 ... T.J. Ford (Mil.) 81,010 ... Michael Redd (Mil.) 76,613.

FORWARDS: LeBron James (Cle.) 1,150,920, Jermaine O’Neal (Ind.) 689,526, Rasheed Wallace (Det.) 376,967, Chris Webber (Phi.) 318,597, Ron Artest (Ind.) 287,691, Paul Pierce (Bos.) 218,326, Grant Hill (Orl.) 195,983, Tayshaun Prince (Det.) 187,809, Chris Bosh (Tor.) 146,395, Andre Iguodala (Phi.) 135,040.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia.) 1,188,830 ... Ben Wallace (Det.) 583,208... Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle.) 98,768... Andrew Bogut (Mil.) 73,624... Samuel Dalembert (Phi.) 56,165... Nenad Krstic (N.J.) 46,504... Jamaal Magloire (Mil.) 45,813* ... Raef LaFrentz (Bos.) 43,966... Eddy Curry (N.Y.) 42,679... Jeff Foster (Ind.) 38,545.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,213,387 ... Steve Nash (Pho.) 981,623 ... Manu Ginobili (S.A.) 406,592 ... Ray Allen (Sea.) 357,720 ... Tony Parker (S.A.) 277,784 ... Baron Davis (G.S.) 197,341 ... David Wesley (Hou.) 166,669 ... Jason Richardson (G.S.) 139,838 ... Mike Bibby (Sac.) 116,061 ... Jason Terry (Dal.) 113,802.

FORWARDS: Tracy McGrady (Hou.) 1,066,013 ... Kevin Garnett (Min.) 793,078 ... Tim Duncan (S.A.) 786,689 ... Dirk Nowitzki (Dal.) 348,428 ... Pau Gasol (Mem.) 265,126 ... Carmelo Anthony (Den.) 193,711 ... Elton Brand (LAC) 188,138 ... Amare Stoudemire (Pho.) 143,140 ... Shawn Marion (Pho.) 129,333 ... Lamar Odom (LAL) 112,527.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou.) 1,319,868 ... Marcus Camby (Den.) 433,471 ... Mehmet Okur (Uta.) 181,634 ... Erick Dampier (Dal.) 114,378 ... Chris Mihm (LAC) 100,865 ... Brad Miller (Sac.) 100,319 ... Chris Kaman (LAC) 50,108 ... Kurt Thomas (Pho.) 47,721 ... Michael Olowokandi (Min.) 46,004 ... Lorenzen Wright(Mem.) 41,653.

TOP TEN VOTE-GETTERS

Yao Ming (Hou.) 1,319,868
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,213,387
S. O'Neal (Mia) 1,188,830
LeBron James (Cle.) 1,150,920
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,144,250
Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,066,013
Steve Nash (Phx.) 981,623
Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 827,913
Kevin Garnett (Min.), 793,078
Tim Duncan (S.A.), 786,689
J. O’Neal (Ind.) 689,526



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FIRST SET OF ALL-STAR VOTING RESULTS | Dec. 15, 2005

East: A.Iverson, D.Wade, L.James, J.O'Neal, S.O'Neal
West: S.Nash, K.Bryant, T.McGrady, K.Garnett, Y.Ming

The only real competitor right now to the above vote-getters is Tim Duncan, who is right behind Kevin Garnett. Vince Carter has an outside shot at catching up with Dwyane Wade. Everyone else above has a pretty sizable lead.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: WESTERN CONFERENCE

FORWARDS: Tracy McGrady (Hou) 600,507; Kevin Garnett (Minn) 469,497; Tim Duncan (SA) 456,017; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 208,555; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 111,419; Amare Stoudemire (Pho) 95,266; Elton Brand (LAC) 93,474; Shawn Marion (Pho) 82,600; Pau Gasol (Mem) 80,898; Lamar Odom (LAL) 64,676.

GUARDS: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 664,744; Steve Nash (Pho) 562,846; Manu Ginobili (SA) 226,875; Ray Allen (Sea) 204,658; Tony Parker (SA) 158,326; Baron Davis (GS) 112,003; David Wesley (Hou) 89,818; Jason Richardson (GS) 82,950; Jason Terry (Dal) 76,993; Mike Bibby (Sac) 66,004.

CENTERS: Yao Ming (Hou) 729,178; Marcus Camby (Den) 250,312; Mehmet Okur (Utah) 99,354; Erick Dampier (Dal) 71,659; Chris Mihm (LAC) 53,553; Brad Miller (Sac) 51,416; Kurt Thomas (Pho) 25,158; Chris Kaman (LAC) 20,404; Michael Olowokandi (Minn) 15,471.

2006 NBA ALL-STAR VOTING: EASTERN CONFERENCE

FOWARDS: Lebron James (Clev) 665,849; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 387,893; Rasheed Wallace (Det) 186,911; Ron Artest (Ind) 186,032; Chris Webber (Phi) 167,436; Paul Pierce (Bos) 126,353; Grant Hill (Orl) 100,125; Tayshaun Prince (Det) 99,082; Chris Bosh (Tor) 83,003; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 79,581.

GUARDS: Allen Iverson (Phi) 638,999; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 479,774; Vince Carter (NJ) 363,482; Jason Kidd (NJ) 156,282; Chauncey Billups (Det) 125,494; Steve Francis (Orl) 122,098; Gilbert Arenas (Wash) 119,201; Richard Hamilton (Det) 97,264; T.J. Ford (Mil) 50,454; Michael Redd (Mil) 47,464.

CENTERS: Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 646,085; Ben Wallace (Det) 336,518; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Clev) 55,576; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 43,615; Samuel Dalembert (Phi) 32,998; Nenad Krstic (NJ) 27,545; Raef LaFrentz (Bos) 26,496; Eddie Curry (NY) 25,675; Jamaal Magloire (Mil) 21,933; Jeff Foster (Ind) 20,758; Brendan Haywood (Wash) 13,439.

TOP TEN VOTE-GETTERS

Yao Ming (Hou.) 729,178
LeBron James (Cle.) 665,849
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 664,744
Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) 646,085
Allen Iverson (Phi) 638,999
Tracy McGrady (Hou) 600,507
Steve Nash (Pho.) 562,846
Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 479,774
Kevin Garnett (Min.), 469,497
Tim Duncan (S.A.), 456,017
Jermaine O’Neal (Ind.) 387,893

InsideHoops.com will keep updating this page each time new voting results are released. And of course, we provide full previews, coverage and recaps of the NBA All-Star game and weekend events.





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2005 NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS

Feb. 3, 2005

Official final results of fan voting for the 2005 NBA All-Star game starters. Fan voting began on November 18, 2004 and it ended on January 23, 2005. The final results and official starters for the All-Star game were announced on February 3. Then, NBA coaches will vote for the bench players. This season's NBA All-Star game is in Denver on February 20. InsideHoops.com provides full coverage of NBA All-Star weekend.

OFFICAL STARTERS FOR 2005 NBA ALL-STAR GAME
EAST:
Allen Iverson
LeBron James
Vince Carter
Grant Hill
Shaq O'Neal

WEST:
Kobe Bryant
Tracy McGrady
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan
Yao Ming


Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Shaquille O’Neal of the Miami Heat both eclipsed the all-time single season record for votes received in the NBA All Star Balloting program that determines starters for the 2005 NBA All Star Game. Yao received the most votes (2,558,278) in NBA history while O’Neal collected the second-highest total with 2,488,089 votes as each earned the starting center spot in their respective conference.

Through the 2005 All-Star Balloting program, NBA fans from around the globe were responsible for voting in the starters for the 54th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Denver on Sunday, February 20 at Pepsi Center. More than six million ballots were cast, a 14 percent increase from last year’s totals.

The game will be broadcast live on TNT, Rogers Sportsnet, ESPN Radio and audio in several languages on NBA.com (http://nba.com) at 8 p.m. (EST).

Yao is joined in the Western Conference starting lineup by Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett (2,087,200) and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (1,812,522) at forward and Rockets teammate Tracy McGrady (1,993,687) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (1,815,952) at guard.

O’Neal is joined in the Eastern Conference starting lineup by New Jersey’s Vince Carter (1,803,529) and Orlando’s Grant Hill (1,497,489) at forward and by Cleveland’s LeBron James (1,661,204) and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson (1,590,400) at guard.

O’Neal has been selected to his twelfth NBA All-Star Game; Garnett to his eighth; Bryant, Duncan and Hill to their seventh; Carter and Iverson to their sixth; McGrady to his fifth; Yao his third; and James will be making his first appearance.

The 30 head coaches will vote for the remaining members of the All-Star teams in their respective conferences, and their selections will be announced on Tuesday, February 8. Coaches must vote for seven players in order of preference but are not allowed to vote for players from their team. The selections must include two guards, two forwards and a center. Two other players are chosen regardless of position. Also, if any player cannot participate in the All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement after the coaches select reserves.

Stan Van Gundy of the Miami Heat will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars and at this time the coach for the Western Conference All-Stars has not been determined. Head coaches for the East and West All-Star teams are based on teams with the best winning percentage in each conference following the Sunday games (February 6) played two weeks prior to the All-Star Game with San Antonio’s (37-10, .787) Gregg Popovich and Phoenix’s Mike D’Antoni (37-11, .771) the leading candidates.

For the third consecutive year, NBA All-Stars will wear uniforms created just for the game. This year’s All-Stars will be outfitted in new uniforms from Reebok which were inspired by the Denver Nuggets uniform design. The West will wear white jerseys and the East will wear blue while the shorts will feature a star encapsulated NBA logo on each side, a conference logo on the waistband and a “05DN” wordmark on the center back which represents 2005 Denver.

Through the 2005 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which ran from November 18, 2004 through January 23, 2005, fans had the opportunity to vote in more ways than ever. The balloting program expanded to include 19 languages on the NBA.com Network, downloadable ballots via Verizon Wireless and approximately 150 Loews Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters in the United States. This year, Twentieth Century Fox joined Sprite, America Online, Reebok and approximately 2,100 Foot Locker and Champs Sports stores in the United States and Canada as All-Star balloting partners. Ballots were also distributed in all 29 NBA arenas and all six NBDL arenas.

NBA All-Star 2005 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world’s greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community enhancing activities and fan festivals.

FINAL VOTING RESULTS

EAST FORWARDS
Vince Carter (NJ) 1,803,529
Grant Hill (Orl) 1,497,489
J. O’Neal (Ind) 1,432,438
R. Wallace (Det) 949,598
Richard Jefferson (NJ) 442,236
A. Jamison (Was) 416,683
Emeka Okafor (Cha) 408,082
Tayshaun Prince (Det) 349,931
Drew Gooden (Cle) 241,164
Dwight Howard (Orl) 213,641

EAST GUARDS
LeBron James (Cle) 1,661,204
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,590,400
Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,195,888
Steve Francis (Orl) 996,107
Jason Kidd (NJ) 675,884
C. Billups (Det) 324,542
R. Hamilton (Det) 315,122
Stephon Marbury (NY) 301,073
Paul Pierce (Bos) 225,037
Gilbert Arenas (Was) 201,859

EAST CENTERS
S. O'Neal (Mia) 2,488,089
Ben Wallace (Det) 798,454
Z. Ilgauskas (Cle) 306,581
Alonzo Mourning (Tor) 223,743
Chris Bosh (Tor) 208,221
Eddy Curry (Chi) 111,378
Tony Battie (Orl) 100,040
Jeff Foster (Ind) 90,970
Primoz Brezec (Cha) 83,682
S. Dalembert (Phi) 60,412

WEST FORWARDS
Kevin Garnett (Min) 2,087,200
Tim Duncan (SA) 1,812,522
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 846,912
C. Anthony (Den) 662,215
A. Stoudemire (Pho) 640,370
Peja Stojakovic (Sac) 374,588
Chris Webber (Sac) 360,511
Shawn Marion (Pho) 264,203
Pau Gasol (Mem) 250,844
Lamar Odom (LAL) 243,203

WEST GUARDS
Tracy McGrady (Hou) 1,993,687
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,815,952
Steve Nash (Pho) 1,148,275
Ray Allen (Sea) 920,130
Manu Ginobili (SA) 568,361
Tony Parker (SA) 405,826
Mike Bibby (Sac) 386,308
Baron Davis (NO) 221,735
Michael Finley (Dal) 219,725
Sam Cassell (Min) 157,074

WEST CENTERS
Yao Ming (Hou) 2,558,278
Brad Miller (Sac) 429,413
Marcus Camby (Den) 313,214
Rasho Nesterovic (SA) 256,286
Erick Dampier (Dal) 245,534
Vlade Divac (LAL) 186,044
Jamaal Magloire (NO) 160,760
D. Mutombo (Hou) 158,087
Brian Grant (LAL) 109,391
Theo Ratliff (Por) 102,291



FINAL TOP 10 OVERALL VOTE-GETTERS
PLAYER (TEAM) VOTES
Yao Ming (Houston) 2,558,278
Shaquille O'Neal (Miami) 2,488,089
Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) 2,087,200
Tracy McGrady (Houston) 1,993,687
Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) 1,815,952
Tim Duncan (San Antonio) 1,812,522
Vince Carter (New Jersey) 1,803,529
LeBron James (Cleveland) 1,661,204
Allen Iverson (Philadelphia) 1,590,400
Grant Hill (Orlando) 1,497,489

TOP 10 ALL-TIME SINGLE-SEASON VOTE-GETTERS
PLAYER (TEAM) YEAR VOTES
Yao Ming (Houston) 2005 2,558,278
Shaquille O'Neal (Miami) 2005 2,488,089
Michael Jordan (Chicago) 1997 2,451,136
Vince Carter (Toronto) 2004 2,127,183
Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) 2005 2,087,200
Tracy McGrady (Houston) 2005 1,993,687
Ben Wallace (Detroit) 2004 1,982,251
Vince Carter (Toronto) 2000 1,911,973
Alonzo Mourning (Miami) 2000 1,878,588
Charles Barkley (Houston) 1997 1,877,232





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2004 All-Star Voting Results:

Jan 29, 2004:

These are the final results of fan voting for the starters of the 2004 NBA All-Star game, which will take place in Los Angeles on February 15, 2004. Coaches vote for the bench players.

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL RETURNS

Forwards - Vince Carter (Tor) 2,127,183; Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 1,629,054; Kenyon Martin (NJ) 659,773; Ron Artest, (Ind) 405,326; Scottie Pippen (Chi) 358,035; Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Atl) 273,018; Carlos Boozer (Cle) 226,822; Richard Jefferson (NJ) 226,253; Jamal Mashburn (NO) 221,519; Toni Kukoc (Mil) 193,555.

Guards - Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,731,648; Tracy McGrady (Orl) 1,231,825; Jason Kidd (NJ) 1,126,838; LeBron James (Cle) 768,532; Baron Davis (NO) 644,518; Stephon Marbury (NY) 384,316; Paul Pierce (Bos) 332,353; Reggie Miller (Ind) 222,891; Chauncey Billups (Det) 214,195; Richard Hamilton (Det) 184,309.

Centers - Ben Wallace (Det) 1,982,251; Alonzo Mourning (NJ) 414,356; Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) 356,861; Jamaal Magloire (NO) 236,448; Eddy Curry (Chi) 169,977.

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL RETURNS

Forwards - Kevin Garnett (Min) 1,780,918; Tim Duncan (SA) 1,681,435; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 602,536; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 572,362; Karl Malone (LAL) 520,882; Peja Stojakovic (Sac) 456,369; Chris Webber (Sac) 383,971; Pau Gasol (Mem) 329,218; Antoine Walker (Dal) 273,088; Malik Rose (SA) 194,661.

Guards - Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,759,717; Steve Francis (Hou) 976,841; Gary Payton (LAL) 686,788; Steve Nash (Dal) 582,243; Emanuel Ginobili (SA) 538,522; Mike Bibby (Sac) 483,861; Tony Parker (SA) 346,735; Ray Allen (Sea) 303,337; Michael Finley (Dal) 253,848; Cuttino Mobley (Hou) 219,382.

Centers - Yao Ming (Hou) 1,484,531; Shaquille O’Neal (LAL) 1,453,286; Brad Miller (Sac) 258,693; Vlade Divac (Sac) 203,768; Radoslav Nesterovic (SA) 202,527.

2004 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING

FINAL TOP 10 OVERALL LEADING VOTE-GETTERS

ON-LINE PAPER TOTAL
Vince Carter (Tor) 1,857,320 online, 269,863 paper, total: 2,127,183
Ben Wallace (Det) 1,718,133 online, 264,118 paper, total: 1,982,251
Kevin Garnett (Min) 1,526,467 online, 254,451 paper, total: 1,780,918
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,541,100 online, 218,617 paper, total: 1,759,717
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,516,724 online, 214,924 paper, total: 1,731,648
Tim Duncan (SA) 1,350,066 online, 331,369 paper, total: 1,681,435
Jermaine O’Neal (Ind) 1,401,331 online, 227,723 paper, total: 1,629,054
Yao Ming (Hou) 1,241,347 online, 243,184 paper, total: 1,484,531
Shaquille O'Neal (LAL) 1,245,728 online, 207,558 paper, total: 1,453,286
Tracy McGrady (Orl) 1,096,578 online, 135,247 paper, total: 1,231,825







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