NBA All-Star voting opens

BY foxsports • December 11, 2014

If you're an NBA player, you're eligible to be voted into the All-Star game.

That may not sound like breaking news -- but it is indeed a new concept. For the first time in league history, every player in the league is on the ballot.

Fan voting for the 2015 game in New York opened Thursday. Fans will determine the starters for both the Eastern and Western conferences, with coaches selecting the reserves.

Per the league office, here are the many voting options:

1. The NBA.com ballot is available in 11 languages on NBA.com/asb. Voters can fill out one full ballot per day on NBA.com/asb from a desktop or mobile browser.

2. Twitter voting allows fans to tweet a vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet, retweet, or reply must include the player's first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABallot.

3. Facebook voting allows fans to post a status from their personal Facebook accounts. The posts must include the player's first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABallot. Fans can post votes for 10 unique players per day.

4. Fans can use Instagram to vote by posting an original photo, using #NBABallot and the player's first and last name in the photo caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day.

5. SMS voting by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player's last name. Message and data rates may apply.

7. NBA fans can also access the ballot and vote through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint applications, available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, through the NBA Game Time and NBA Game Time from Sprint application.

Voting concludes Jan. 19. The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will co-host All-Star weekend events at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, respectively, with the actual game scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Garden. 



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