NBA All Star Voting Commences

The NBA All Star Weekend is only a few months away, and in traditional style, the league has begun accepting public votes for the All-Star starters which will take to the court on February 14th in Toronto.

2016’s All-Star game will be the first to take place outside of the USA, with Toronto being awarded the event, which will be played at the Air Canada Centre which normally houses the Toronto Raptors.

NBA All Star Voting

The way fans can vote has been expanded even further than ever before, with the standard issue process via the NBA.com website being assisted by the NBA App, SMS, social media and now directly through Google Search.

Every NBA player is eligible for votes, although many of the firm favourites include the likes of reigning MVP Steph Curry, two-time NBA Champ Lebron James and retiring Hall of Fame lock, Kobe Bryant. As always, it’s fan votes which will dictate the starters, meaning on-court performances don’t matter a whole lot.

NBA All Star

Voting will end on January 18th at midnight, however, we will be given regular updates regarding the current voting statistics, with Christmas Day, January 7th and January 14th the days listed for fans being notified about numbers. Of course, this will only  increase the number of votes as fans vie to get their favourite players in those All-Star jerseys.

The squads will be filled out through a different process that doesn’t rely on a public vote, meaning recognition of team and personal performance should play a major role in filling out each roster. Meanwhile, the NBA will announce who will be performing in events like the Footlocker Three Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest, both of which are key parts of the NBA All Star Saturday Night programme.

All of the NBA All Star Starters will be announced on January 21st in a special hour-long edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off.

You can submit NBA All Star votes through the NBA.com website here, so make sure to give your favourite players a chance of making cut by voting each day!

Need a reminder of just how good the NBA All Star Weekend is? Take a look at the video below!

Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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