Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 2:32 pm  |  51 responses

NBA All-Star Votes: Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant in the Lead

The NBA All-Star Game takes place in Orlando next month, and the League announced who leads in the fan voting so far today, via Twitter: “West Centers: Andrew Bynum 496,597; DeAndre Jordan 134,961; Marc Gasol 102,116; Nenê 94,167 … West Forwards: Kevin Durant 633,538; Blake Griffin 394,264; Dirk 231,832; Pau 185,428 … East Forwards: LeBron James 640,789; Carmelo Anthony 496,351; Amar’e Stoudemire 178,797; Kevin Garnett 173,161 … East Guards: Derrick Rose 640,476; Dwayne Wade 637,912; Rajon Rondo 253,969; Ray Allen 174,934 … East Centers: Dwight Howard 754,737; Joakim Noah 75,038; Tyson Chandler 61,774 … West Guards: Kobe 690,613; Chris Paul 540,173; Ricky Rubio 133,520; Steve Nash 118,922.”

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  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Ray Allen with more votes than DWill? Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are still both overlooked. And as someone who’s been a Rubio believer since 2006, it’s great to see the guy get some love.

  • Dungeon Family

    bynum first all star appearance?

  • MLK4Life

    Fans shouldn’t vote for starters. Kevin Love should be starting. Period.

  • robb

    DWill isn’t playing at his level right now that must be the main reason.

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    No love for Lowry ? Dude’s been ballin his @$$ off lately.

  • AD

    deron williams should be up their…. him and rondo are the only 2 pgs in the east

  • AD

    forgot about rose too

  • Michael

    Dwight Howard is going to need an asterisk on his career. All his accomplishments are overinflated because theres no other centers out there.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Yeah lowry should be higher, but because of the hype rubio is third when realistically that should probably be Kyle right there.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Bynum’s first all star game. It looks like tha west would take this

  • Ben Ireland

    I don’t think Deron’s an All-Star tbh… 17 and 8, nice and all, but come oon, he’s played like crap this year so far by his own standards. He’s a fantastic player when right but not this year. This voting seems pretty accurate on the season though, Bynum deserves it.

  • Kadavour

    @AD – he said PG. he was right.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Ben: I don’t either, but he still deserves it more than Ray Allen does.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    I’m still salty china hasn’t voted eazy yi in.

  • J-All-Day


  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    For the record, the starters should be:
    Rose, Wade, Bron, Melo, Dwight
    Paul, Kobe, Durant, Griffin, Love

  • Rc

    The fact that Steve Nash and Ricky Rubio are ahead of Russell Westbrook is ridiculous. People are retarded. Westbrook’s game is not perfect but he is a driving force behind a top MBA team. Nash is a dinosaur and Rubio isn’t doing anything that impressive. SMH

  • Rc


  • http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/For-250k-All-Star-votes-Brian-Scalabrine-will-g?urn=nba-209224 Brian Scalabrine

    If I get 250k votes, ill get a spray tan. ORANGE MAMBA FOR ALL STAR 2012!

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Rc: I just pictured all three of those guys in suits at a big board meeting when you said MBA…

  • Hart

    No love for Aldridge and Love…. damn voters

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    ^ they’d both be automatic starters if they could do flashy high-flying dunks. all star games are nothing but showmanship, rarely competitive these days.

  • neaorin

    Screw all this Dwight and Love talk. Joel Anthony only got some forty thousand votes? This is a travesty.

  • LA Huey

    East Starters – Rose, Wade, LeBron, Dwight
    West Starters – CP3, Kobe, Durant, Dirk
    The only starting spots up for debate would be the other East forward and the West’s center.

  • jufu

    where th @#$% is westbrook…not ahead of nash OR rubio? smh

  • robb

    @LA Huey no debate Bynum and Melo have their spots secured.

  • jj

    Agree with the Lowry shout out, dude has been BEASTING so far this season. Also, the list of centres in the East after Howard makes for sad reading.

  • ripslam

    Rubio is NOT an All-Star. People finna calm down.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Why would anyone who actually pays attention submit all-star votes 11 games into the season? This whole
    Process is such a total crock of sh*t

  • riggs

    rondo should be an automatic starter.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I like said KOBE will be MVP this year. THIS IS KOBE NBA THIS YEAR. BOOK IT!!!!

  • Cameron

    I’ve voted every damn day for the all-star game and will continue to vote for LaMarcus Aldridge….even though my votes probably won’t matter that much

  • Red

    No Luol?:(

  • Felix-China

    I will vote for LaMarcus Aldridge, Lowry, Ray Allen. hehe

  • http://slamonline house

    All star games are a f*cking joke, not one all star game is ever played with intensity and result in being a no defense-offense fest filled with high flying dunks/flashy plays etc. To me that isn’t basketball and besides, didn’t people have enough of that sh!t with all the lockout games. Even Durant said pretty much that “that ish has gotten old” I understand that a lot of fans do like All Star weekend but its sensationalised basketball to me.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    What? No Joel Anthony?


    Isn’t that what the allstar game is about? Just fun and entertainment? Would be pretty stupid if they play defense and hurt each other, so – in the worst case – they end their season because of an injury at the all star game? And probably the only way to have intensity at the all star game woul be a great load of money for the winning team.

  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=pawtucketymca Gametimeweezy

    ahem… no Bosh? didn’t think so. Im glad Rubio’s getting some love but I wonder how Kevin Love feels about that lol

  • shutup

    See what Im talking about the hype, rubio getting allstar votes is out of this world BS, I know most of you think I just hate this kid and its not that, I’m a fan of exciting basketball but its the hype its driving me nuts, allstar votes? Really? c’mon now. and startown if you read this go sit back down I know you got your Rubio pjs on and are sitting wrapped in your timberwolves blankie, but even you gotta realize this kid isnt an allstar.

  • Justin G.

    Rc, while I don’t think Nash should be an All Star this year that “dinosaur” is once again leading the league in assists. Just sayin’. How has nobody pointed out that Garnett being up there is a travesty as well? He hasn’t been All Star material for a couple years now.
    I think it’s questionable at this point whether Dirk should be the starter. At this point anyway, Love and Aldredge should be there first. I think it’s about time to take the voting away from the fans. Yes, having fan interaction is what the NBA wants and everything but if the coaches/GM’s or media voted, it’s not like they would be putting out players that aren’t very good and it would still be entertaining as hell

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Everybody who reads this, if you have a sense of humour, VOTE FOR JOEL ANTHONY, YES WE CAN!

  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=pawtucketymca Gametimeweezy

    ^^Jeff Van Gundy was saying the same thing the other night during the Golden State/Miami game. I think he was saying it’s a travesty that Indiana Pacers have 6 players on the ballot, and sometimes injured players who haven’t played all year get voted in.

  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=pawtucketymca Gametimeweezy

    that was for Justin G’s comment

  • PippenAin’tEasy

    I think that the voting is pretty correct. My only problem is why LaMarcus Aldrige, Kyle Lowry and Kevin Love aren’t there. The three of them are so undderated. DWill is struggling and the Nets are losing. You can’t make him an all star. I think Melo and LeBron are good, but you gotta show some love to Luol Deng. How come no Amare, though?

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  • Justin G.

    Yeah I remember JVG saying that as well although I’ve been saying it for a few years. When Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady were getting voted in as starters and they hadn’t played a game yet, you know it’s time for a change. PippenAin’tEasy I agree about Luol Deng for sure. Amare has been injured and hasn’t really played that great for the most part when he has been there. Doesn’t he have two single digit scoring outputs already this year? That’s unacceptable for a player of his supposed talent (as overrated as it is now). Love and Aldredge don’t get noticed for All Star consideration because their game isn’t flashy enough. It’s sad really

  • svendesloper

    I voted for Kwame Brown but now he’s injured and he won’t make the All-Star game :( :( The NBA is so unfair..

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    The All Star starting 5 has always been a popularity contest, I don’t understand why people get mad lol
    It’s great to see so much support for Rubio, I’m impressed. I’m voting for him everyday, although I agree he does not belong there yet.
    …And I’m voting for JOEL ANTHONY everyday, @Max completely agree with you, YES WE CAN!!! lol

    Here’s a complete list of the voting:
    Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 640,789; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 496,351; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 178,797; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 173,161; Chris Bosh (Mia) 140,601; Paul Pierce (Bos) 94,071; Luol Deng (Chi) 85,086; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 54,739; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 53,477; Hedo Turkoglu (Orl) 43,154.
    Guards: Derrick Rose (Chi) 640,476; Dwyane Wade (Mia) 637,912; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 253,969; Ray Allen (Bos) 174,934; Deron Williams (NJN) 89,128; Jose Calderon (Tor) 42,929; John Wall (Was) 38,025; Richard Hamilton (Chi) 36,418; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 27,713; Joe Johnson (Atl) 23,384.
    Center: Dwight Howard (Orl) 754,737; Joakim Noah (Chi) 75,038; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 61,774; Joel Anthony (Mia) 41,832; JaVale McGee (Was) 24,713; Al Horford (Atl) 23,546.

    Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 633,538; Blake Griffin (LAC) 394,264; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 231,832; Pau Gasol (LAL) 185,428; Kevin Love (Min) 143,814; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 118,268; Tim Duncan (SA) 81,783; Lamar Odom (Dal) 59,686; Metta World Peace (LAL) 39,006; Danilo Gallinari (Den) 34,438.
    Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 690,613; Chris Paul (LAC) 540,173; Ricky Rubio (Min) 133,520; Steve Nash (Pho) 118,922; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 107,197; Kyle Lowry (Hou) 90,725; Monta Ellis (GS) 63,696; Manu Ginobili (SA) 50,765; Jason Kidd (Dal) 49,596; Chauncey Billups (LAC) 42,657.
    Center: Andrew Bynum (LAL) 496,597; DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 134,961; Marc Gasol (Mem) 102,116; Nenê (Den) 94,167; Marcin Gortat (Pho) 62,631; Kendrick Perkins (OKC) 41,579.

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  • chingy

    Any chance Andrea Bargnani make it to the game as a Center reserve?

  • Mike from Spain

    @shutup -> oh well, you used to say ‘I am no hater but…’, now you are in the open.