The early results are in for fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game. Twenty players are listed in each conference, and six of those names used to rock Kentucky blue.
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The #NBAAllStar Voting First Returns for Eastern Conference players!— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 4, 2018
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Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns are among the top vote-getters in the Western Conference, whereas John Wall and Enes Kanter made the cut in the Eastern Conference.
Last season, the Kentucky Wildcats were represented in the All-Star game by three players: Davis, Cousins, and Wall. While it is not likely all six of these will make the cut when it is all said and done, we will probably see more Cats takes the floor than a year ago.
All-Star Weekend takes place in Los Angeles on February 16-18 this year. For the first time, the actual All-Star game will have a format that varies from the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference match-up. This year, once each conference has voted in starters and reserves (via fan, media and player votes), the players receiving the most votes on each side will pick the squads like a pick-up game. If voting ended today, that would be Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
To help the six Wildcats listed make the official All-Star roster, vote via one of the methods below:
NBA.com/Vote - You can complete one ballot per day and vote for all of the former Kentucky players on each ballot.
Social media - Using the hashtag #NBAVote, you can vote via Facebook or Twitter simply by including one player’s first and last name along with the hashtag. You can vote for up to ten players per day on each platform.
Google - Google “NBA Vote All-Star” and you can choose your selection right there on the search page, choosing up to ten players per day.
Amazon Alexa - By simply telling your Alexa device who you want to vote for, you can vote for up to ten players per day.
Go vote for these Kentucky guys as often as you can. But in the meantime, how many do you believe will make the final cut?