Latest All-Star Balloting Results: Dwight Still Riding High
Dwight Howard is still sitting atop the Eastern Conference in voting after the third returns of 2011 NBA All-Star Balloting were announced today. Howard ranks second overall in voting for the entire NBA behind only Kobe Bryant. Hard to put much stock in Dwight’s lead, especially when you see Yao Ming leading the West despite playing in 5 total games so far this year. Not a lot of big prominent big men in the league anymore…
The 2011 NBA All-Star Game will be played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.
Paper balloting will continue through Jan. 17, while wireless balloting and voting on NBA.com will conclude Jan. 23.
Current voting as of January 6th, 2011:
2011 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING
Forwards: LeBron James (Mia) 1,194,091; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 850,687; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 826,628; Paul Pierce (Bos) 465,270; Chris Bosh (Mia) 334,921; Josh Smith (Atl) 225,951; Carlos Boozer (Chi) 222,431; Danilo Gallinari (NYK) 168,519; Danny Granger (Ind) 158,836; Andre Iguodala (Phi) 150,840.
Guards: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,167,649; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 929,781; Derrick Rose (Chi) 917,753; Ray Allen (Bos) 494,489; John Wall (Was) 212,238; Gilbert Arenas (Orl) 193,056; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 172,076; Raymond Felton (NYK) 144,707; Jamal Crawford (Atl) 123,531, Joe Johnson (Atl) 119,455.
Centers: Dwight Howard (Orl) 1,205,159; Shaquille O’Neal (Bos) 506,621; Joakim Noah (Chi) 197,407; Andrew Bogut (Mil) 159,560; Al Horford (Atl) 149,908; Roy Hibbert (Ind) 133,416; Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 126,185; Brook Lopez (NJ) 104,784; JaVale McGee (Was) 82,650; Ben Wallace (Det) 61,051.
Forwards: Kevin Durant (OKC) 945,944; Carmelo Anthony (Den) 742,284; Pau Gasol (LAL) 702,859; Tim Duncan (SA) 551,226; Blake Griffin (LAC) 540,701; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 518,682; Lamar Odom (LAL) 285,667; Luis Scola (Hou) 258,407; Kevin Love (Min) 233,273; Caron Butler (Dal) 186,626.
Guards: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,391,597; Chris Paul (NOH) 724,605; Manu Ginobili (SA) 504,123; Steve Nash (Pho) 397,975; Deron Williams (Utah) 384,515; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 327,453; Tony Parker (SA) 298,771; Jason Kidd (Dal) 260,569; Vince Carter (Pho) 228,698; Eric Gordon (LAC) 190,636.
Centers: Yao Ming (Hou) 754,583; Andrew Bynum (LAL) 493,237; Nene (Den) 292,829; Marc Gasol 263,000; Brendan Haywood (Dal) 245,737; Emeka Okafor (NOH) 227,621; Chris Kaman (LAC) 148,389; Marcus Camby (Por) 148,322; Andris Biedrins (GS) 91,600; Robin Lopez (Pho) 81,148.
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