NBA releases first batch of All-Star Game fan voting results; Fox and Sabonis outside top 10
The NBA released its first wave of results from the fan voting portion of the NBA All-Star Game voting process on Thursday morning.
Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis and guard De’Aaron Fox, who are both having All-Star-esque seasons, are currently working towards securing spots on the Western Conference’s All-Star roster for next month’s festivities.
Sabonis and Fox currently sit outside the top 10 in the fan-voting process. LeBron James and Kevin Durant have racked up over three million votes apiece.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead their respective conferences in the first fan returns of #NBAAllStar Voting presented by AT&T.
Fans account for 50% of the vote to decide All-Star starters. NBA players and a media panel account for 25% each.
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Sabonis, a two-time All-Star, is making a solid case for his third appearance in the NBA’s midseason showcase as the big man is averaging 18.7 points, 12.4 rebounds (leads NBA), and 6.7 assists per game this season.
Fox, who is still searching for his first All-Star nod, has turned heads this season while averaging 23.9 points, 4.6 rebounds (career-high), and 5.9 assists per game.
While both players might not find their way into the All-Star game by fan voting, it’s possible that Sabonis and/or Fox secure spots on the Western Conference roster when the NBA head coaches and media members give their votes for the reserves. Some players will also be chosen as injury replacements during the days leading into All-Star Weekend.
Here’s more information on how you can continue to vote for Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox:
NBA All-Star fan voting
The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, in Salt Lake City.
Fan voting lasts until Jan. 21, 2023. Over that month’s span, votes will count three times on select days.
Fans account for 50% of the total votes, with current players and media accounting for 25% each. One ballot consists of three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference. Fans will only be able to submit one ballot per day.
“Fans voting on the NBA App or NBA.com for the first time can sign up for an NBA ID, the league’s new global membership program, and voters in the United States and Canada will be entered for a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2023,” the league said in a press release.
Starters will be unveiled on TNT NBA Tip-Off on Thursday, Jan. 26. NBA head coaches will select the reserves, who will be announced a week later on Feb. 2.