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Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 2:23 pm  |  81 responses

All-Star ’11: Final Balloting Returns

This is the final return before the NBA announces the All-Star ’11 starters on TNT on January 27. So, what you see below isn’t ‘final’ per se, but it looks like current MVP top-runners Amar’e and DRose made the jump into the East’s starting lineup. Oh, and don’t look now, but Blake Griffin just passed Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki.

2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING
EAST FORWARDS
LeBron James 1,518,807
Amar’e Stoudemire 1,143,391
Kevin Garnett 1,049,544
Paul Pierce 578,473
Chris Bosh 427,551
Carlos Boozer 320,661
Josh Smith 280,158
Danilo Gallinari 259,619
Danny Granger 201,653
Luol Deng 191,312
EAST GUARDS
Dwyane Wade 1,499,768
Derrick Rose 1,225,575
Rajon Rondo 1,171,311
Ray Allen 630,588
John Wall 260,893
Brandon Jennings 254,614
Raymond Felton 246,208
Gilbert Arenas 240,586
Jamal Crawford 163,971
Darren Collison 156,230
EAST CENTERS
Dwight Howard 1,537,619
Shaquille O’Neal 639,661
Joakim Noah 291,107
Andrew Bogut 245,253
Al Horford 193,449
Roy Hibbert 183,092
Andrea Bargnani 162,364
Brook Lopez 125,022
JaVale McGee 106,710
Ben Wallace 79,017
WEST FORWARDS
Kevin Durant 1,270,729
Carmelo Anthony 945,720
Pau Gasol 851,456
Blake Griffin 702,784
Tim Duncan 663,487
Dirk Nowitzki 615,243
Lamar Odom 364,950
Luis Scola 258,407
Kevin Love 347,986
Caron Butler 205,146
WEST GUARDS
Kobe Bryant 1,757,216
Chris Paul 949,049
Manu Ginobili 593,718
Steve Nash 522,215
Deron Williams 487,887
Russell Westbrook 463,250
Tony Parker 355,993
Jason Kidd 303,164
Vince Carter 277,430
Kevin Martin 266,037
WEST CENTERS
Yao Ming 928,928
Andrew Bynum 660,576
Nene 389,263
Marc Gasol 352,136
Emeka Okafor 317,677
Brendan Haywood 276,777
Marcus Camby 201,133
Chris Kaman 165,684
Andris Biedrins 126,567
DeMarcus Cousins 110,230
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  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I really think Bynum may get picked as a replacement.

  • ugly_fish

    Griffin > Melo … Nobody likes Carmelo he’s just a slightly less fat version of Paul Pierce. Why can’t he just admit he wants out of Denver already???

  • mike

    Rondo > Rose

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/2011 Diesel

    If the East starters stand, that has to be the most athletic starting 5 of all time.

  • Airnest

    Damn the East All-Stars starters look to be the most athletically gifted starting 5 in the history of the ASG.

  • Sparker

    the fact that vince got even 1 vote is shocking. 277 000? dude!

  • http://yahoo.com The Ambassador

    Wait someone answermy question!
    If Melo and Durant get picked as starters does one of them have to play the PF position?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Co-sign Airnest.

  • cnewells

    wtfff ray felton > ray allen

  • cnewells

    wtfff ray felton > ray allen

  • JTaylor21

    I second that; Rondo > Rose.

  • http://slamonline.com nate

    Bout time drose got the love he deserve lol

  • mattydchi

    Rose > Felton > Rondo

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    No Griffin, no watch.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    @The Ambassador. Melo is no stranger to the PF position. He played that at the Olympics as a starter.
    On another note, it looks like its going to be a battle of the athletic (east) vs the scorers (durant, melo, bryant)

  • http://NBA.com EJ

    East is DUNKS!

  • nowyouknow

    why is Kevin Love 9th..

  • benno

    So is the easts bench basically the boston celtics starting line up!!!!

  • Jeff

    No love for Deron Williams smh

  • benno

    i don’t third that, rose>rondo

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    No love for Love? I know his team ain’t winning but still…

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    How does Gilbert Arenas have 240,586 votes? Dirk and Gasol are far more deserving starters over Carmelo. Vince Carter 277,430 votes, you’ve got to be kidding me. How does Deron only have 487,887? Why does Brendan Haywood have 276,777 yet Chandler doesn’t even have 100k? Who are these ‘fans’?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    An all-star game without Dirk or TD? I knew it would happen eventually, but still… :(

  • http://valleyofthesuns.com/2011/01/07/amare-stoudemire-same-player-advanced-stats/ nbk

    everyone realizes this only impacts the starts right? well obviously not, but people, it’s only 5 players each conference, you know the one’s in bold

  • G$

    Yao 929k votes.
    DWill 488k votes.

    Proof that Democracy does not work.

  • theDankerNuggets

    Im gonna beat a dead horse here and say YAO MING THE STARTING CENTER? WHAT A F*CKING JOKE!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Yeah, the coaches will still vote in Dirk. Don’t know about TD. Great record will help his case though.

  • http://yahoo.com The Ambassador

    EVERYONE QUICK VOTE FOR DERON WILLIAMS AND BLAKE GRIFFEN GO!!!!!

  • http://zenguu Max

    Put Pau and TD at center in the west please. And @ Ungly fish: what you talking about: Melo said he wants out of Denver -_-

  • Archer

    i think Monta Ellis deserves to make the all star team this year…..

  • kc

    Get Blake in the allstar game! dude is avg like 22 and 13 and is the most exciting player in the league so far this year.

  • mgballer2

    cosign..no love for deron? wow.. best pg in the league..and rondo 2nd best..cmon drose is nice but he aint really a pg..imagine the ally oops w rondo to lebron and dwade…damn

  • LW II

    Love the popularity contest…Where’s Lamarcus A…kid has been tearing it up and dunking on everyone!!

  • ron jacob

    bynum wont take the starting center spot. their gonna let yao ming win, and then david stern is gonna pick the center for the west. it wont even hav to be a player who actually plays center if stern picks too. most likely pau gasol or dirk.

  • ripslam

    All of the eligible Celtics got in. :D

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I would have wanted Rondo voted in but Rose ate him up when they macthed up last week and that before the voting cut off, so he earned it over Rondo.

  • wilz

    i quit voting..its useless now

  • Omar

    3rd, Rondo > Rose

  • http://slamonline birdman

    I voted to be the meat in an Elton John/Nate Berkus sandwich =)

  • Brandon

    Rondo over Rose. Lol, please let me have what you all are drinking today.

  • http://slamonline birdman

    @ Brandon- I have a fridge full of Mike’s hard lemonade! Shall I start a bubble bath for us?

  • rob

    lmao! i still think people dont know/dont care who deron williams is. cp3 is healthy and he will play, dwill is an afterthought. ridiculous!

  • tavoris

    damn it looks like the East might beat the crap outta the West this year.

  • http://slamonline birdman

    John Amechi is MY little all-star MVP (licks finger and touches my own man-nipple) TTSSSSSSSS!!! BOOK IT!!

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    the EAST starters is like a all world dunk contest. just throw the ball up and tell whoever there to go get it STUPID ATHLETICSIM

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Dirk and tim will make it, tim might even start. Blake and love better not make it.

  • http://vandelay-industries.org Art Vandelay

    Russell Westbrook gets no love…

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    People will hate on your comment Tarzan, but you’re probably right… Durant, Melo, Gasol, Dirk, TD (you just know the coaches will pick him) means that there isn’t room for Griffin and Love. Certainly not both anyway. Hometown says Blake is a chance. But Kevin Love? Calling it now: he doesn’t make it.

  • paul

    I think Rondo is better than Rose, but Rose ate Rondo and the Celtics up in their recent showdown, so it has to be Rose.

    For now…

  • Bob

    It’s a popularity contest. Yao, hahaha. There must be a lot of online voting from China. Where’s Monta Ellis, he’s just been sick this year. Kevin Love is just killing this year; he has to be on this team.

  • http://Slamonline.com Kap

    Why in the hell is this gonna be a blowout by the East? The East has the athletes but the West has the more skilled players and depth. Most athletic team ever? It’s the same as last yr except for addition of Stoudemire and Griffin will cancel him out.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Oh for f*ck’s sake!

  • tuxo

    this is a joke.

  • T-Money

    East All-Stars or All NBA 1st Team?

  • http://slamonline winnie cooper

    Can’t wait for the 3-ball challenge and the skills competition.. These things are a blast to watch!!

  • http://bulls.com Harry Twatter

    ROSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • block

    agree with T-Money that East starting 5 is the All NBA First Team for the midseason. unbelievable athleticism and whoever starts for the west at the center spot better watch his head because its dunk city all night long. the west has a great scoring staring 5 as well but no post men

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    I never realised before now what a paucity of good guards there are in the East, and how lousy the West is for centres.

  • CJ12

    ROSE_____
    Rondo

  • greg

    ok ppl the only reason yao has so many votes is becuase they force you to chose a center for the all star team. personally i think they should put pau in at c for some1 else to get in there like love or griffin, but one will get in because of melo gettin traded

  • Zoom

    Sports Illustrated says it’s the final online returns. Voting in arenas will continue until the 23rd.

  • Zoom

    West has the more skilled players? It’s true at the pg slot, but certainly not at forward. Shooting guard is debatable. Center sucks all around in the league right now.

  • PauGasshole

    ALDRIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SnkHd22

    Rose over Rondo any day

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    Who is in 3pt contest and in skills challenge?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    YESS!! Drose!!!

  • http://slamonline.com MVPballer

    The people saying that felton is better than Rondo are on crack. Just cause lil homie can’t shoot doesnt mean he’s not a top 3 PG in the league. Best defensive PG in the league, and probably one of the best at getting to the basket.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    East starters are disgustingly athletic. West… Not so much.

  • First & Foremost

    Okafor and Nene are getting jobbed.

  • Tweaks

    rose > rondo…….c’mon people. it’s the ALL STAR GAME…Who would you rather pick on a 2-2 situation ??? Rose or Rondo??? . If only for the fact that Rose can do a double pump reverse dunk…and i would pick him. Not to mention his skill………challange? anyone?… Rondo who?

  • http://www.slamonline.com AllBall247

    Surprise surprise, the usual ‘no love for D Will’ BS from people that don’t watch both CP/DW on the regular. If it was from Allenp/nbk, then it would be different, but i’m convinced that any one else who has debated with me about those two, and sides with D Will, doesn’t even watch CP.

  • Epsilon Nupe

    Hell Yeah ! Nobody from Boston is going 2 B starting!GOOOOOOO Knicks .

  • Dana

    Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook are having amazing years…both deserving to play in the All Star Game

  • Timothy

    um where is Monta Ellis ad Rip Hamilton????

  • Luiyo

    Why you cry so much about who will play the ASG???? Don’t you know that the game is for the “fans” so they are supposed to vote for the players they WANT to see… Maybe some times they vote for people that don’t deserved it, but that’s the way the NBA gets the BEST income, remember that this is still a business. If you really want greatness and a true standard of excellence of a season, wait for the All-NBA teams, they are for the ENTIRE season. Is recognition from your peers and coaches, ASG is for HALF the season and from the fans…. Between the players i’m sure an ASG means a lot, but being an All-NBA may mean more to them. If you talk to a veteran player they ALWAYS say that they appreciate more the respect and recognition of their peers, because fan recognition (ASG) come and goes with time, not saying that they don’t want the fan recognition. (For some of them that’s a bonus or a plus) But the knowledge and respect of people that really know the game is what stays.

  • ugly_fish

    Melo never officially said he wanted
    out… just that he expects to be traded but he didn’t deny he wanted out either

  • BostonBaller

    Every year this happens, we know there are going to be guys left off the teams b/c there aren’t enough spots..we live with it and enjoy the game.

  • M1K3YR0CKS

    LOL @ Brandon, I co-sign a million times.

    Rondo > Rose?! I actually started loling.

    Rondo w/o no 4 HoF-ers = No one

  • Joblo

    since when did averaging 15 apg while playing with 4 future HOFers make u an allstar? Rondo is a joke and all he cares about are his assisst numbers, he couldn’t make it any more obvious. Enjoy it while it lasts Boston fans cuz it’ll b over soon

  • BostonBaller

    I think it’s funny how some of us disregard the stats that weaken their argument…If you switch Rose w/ Rondo, Rose would average crazy assists b/c he would have more scorers but his scoring would go down..b/c he’d have more scorers. Rondo’s scoring would go up b/c he’s have to drive more w/out the scorers and his assists would go down w/out the scorers..what’s the difference? The difference would be that Celtics haters would then hate Rose. “loling now?” As far as RR ONLY caring about his assists? He IS a PG by the way.

  • BostonBaller

    BTW, I am enjoying it while it lasts…should I be sulking b/c I know that our older players will be moving on soon? Soon is a relative term, soon to some of you meant we were too old before the trophy year, then soon was the year after that and you rejoiced over the injuries, then soon was when we made it back to the finals and lost then soon was before this year started and now soon is in a few months..SOONer or later you will be right THEN you can say “I told you so” and make fun of The C’s and those of us who like them. I’m not sure who is better between Rose and RR and it may be a matter of taste and/or who fits better on which team but I don’t lose sleep over it.

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