NBA adds play­ers, me­dia vote to All-Star Game se­lec­tions

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK | The NBA is adding play­ers and me­dia to the vot­ing process in a change to the way starters for the All-Star Game are se­lected.

Fans will ac­count for 50 per­cent of the vote, while all cur­rent play­ers and a panel of bas­ket­ball me­dia will each ac­count for 25 per­cent.

The NBA has used fan vot­ing to se­lect the starters for its mid­sea­son game since the 1974-75 sea­son.

Vot­ing be­gins Sun­day dur­ing the NBA’s five-game Christ­mas lineup. Play­ers can each com­plete one bal­lot, fea­tur­ing three front­court play­ers and two guards in each con­fer­ence, and may vote for them­selves or team­mates.

Fans can sub­mit one bal­lot each day through, the NBA App, Twit­ter, Face­book and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Ten­cent Mi­croblogs in China.

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