There may or may not be an NBA All-Star Game this season. The league is weighing its options whether to hold one—possibly in Atlanta—amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of an actual game taking place, All-Star voting is in full swing.
Voting began earlier this week and fans wanting to cast a ballot for their favorite player have a variety of ways to do so. Fans can cast one ballot every 24 hours by going to either vote.NBA.com or mavs.com/AllStar.
You can also vote via the NBA mobile app and Twitter. Voting on Twitter is easy, but the way it reads is a little confusing. Simply Tweet, retweet, or reply with the hashtag of a player’s full name (e.g. #LukaDoncic) or the player’s Twitter handle (e.g. @luka7doncic) along with the hashtag #NBAAllStar. Tweets can only one player in order for the vote to count.
There are also “2-for-1 Days” where fan votes count double. They are Jan. 30, Feb. 2, Feb. 4, Feb. 13, and Feb. 16. As in recent years, fan voting makes up 50 percent of the total All-Star voting. Players and media each account for 25 percent.
Starters will be named on Thursday, Feb. 18. Reserves, selected by NBA coaches, will be revealed Feb. 23.
Last season, Luka Doncic was the Mavericks’ lone representative in the All-Star game. It was the first time he played in the game in his short career. Doncic totaled 6,111,735 votes and was a unanimous selection as a starter in the Western Conference backcourt. Only LeBron James garnered more votes than Doncic in overall voting.
All-Star voting continues through February 16.