What do you guys think?
Not too many surprises in the starting lineup so far but after that it is getting interesting!
2013 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT EASTERN CONFERENCE
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.
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.
2013 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT WESTERN CONFERENCE
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.
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.
Jeremy Lin is still in the race for the starting spot. Personally I don't like Garnett over Noah,Horford or Varejau. One of this guys should be in and should start, I'm not a fan of the new 'frontcourt' and backcourt rules.
It is absolutely shameful how many votes Jeremy Lin has. Every single player he has more votes than is better than him and more worthy of being in the all star game than him.
Harden and Lin could become the starting backcourt for years to come...
I'm very fine with Harden but I hate the Lin votes. Yao was at least a very skilled giant who had awesome numbers and was Shaqs only Contender.
If Lin keeps somewhere like 15 / 7 / 4 over the next few years he will be starting for years and Harden will get a lot of votes for beeing the best 2 guard and Lins teammate like T-Mac was Yaos.
I feel very sorry for guys like Paul, Westbrook and especially Tony Parker who is having a fantastic season once again.
Shane Battier?!?!?!? Over Deng? What the #@$%?!?!?
That was the first thing I saw...smh some people that vote don't know anything about basketball
Hell, Battier over Brook Lopez is a bigger scandal; he was tearing it up in the early season before that injury, and he's probably the Nets' best chance for success, to see him so low on the list is a bit ridiculous.
I know he won't make the all star team, but seriously no love for David Lee in at least cracking the top 15 of the west frontcourt players, I mean I know it's deep, but he should at least beat Parsons. The guy is averaging 20ppg 12rpg 4apg and has the Warriors in the fifth seed in the West basically playing center for them at the end of the game. You would think him having gone to Taiwan with Jeremy Lin and playing pick up basketball there and lending Jeremy a place to stay in New York would help him get some Asian international votes. Haha
Video of the pickup game just in case you didn't see it before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQHTFTkpJew
How does Greg Monroe not get a mention. Also David Lee has been beasting of late and the Warriors are winning....