Andrew Bogut, Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings all vying for their first All-Star appearance
Fan voting for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game has just begun and Bucks fans will find three players representing their favorite team on this year’s ballot, which was unveiled today at a tip-off event in Orlando, FL, site of the 61st annual midseason classic. The Bucks All-Star Ballot slate is comprised of center Andrew Bogut and guards Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings. Bucks fans are encouraged to go online to NBA.com beginning today and vote daily to send their favorite Bucks players to Orlando.
The 61st NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at the Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
There are several ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital balloting program, including in 16 languages on NBA.com and through mobile phones by texting the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”) or by visiting m.NBA.com on any wireless carrier. As part of expanded text message voting this year, fans can now vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via text voting by sending 10 separate text messages, each one with a different player’s last name. Message and data rates may apply. Previously, fans could cast only one text vote for one player per day.
Fans can also vote directly on NBA.com or use their Facebook profile information to help create an NBA.com All-Access account, which enables them to complete a ballot. After submitting their All-Star selections, fans will have the ability to share them with their friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots.
A total of 120 players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western Conferences – are listed on the NBA All-Star Ballot, with 24 guards, 24 forwards and 12 centers from each conference making up the list. A panel of media experts who regularly cover the NBA selected the 120 players on the ballot. Voting will be open now through Jan. 31, with starters announced live on TNT on Feb. 2 during a one-hour special at 6 p.m. (CT).
In their history, the Bucks have had 17 different players make a total of 38 All-Star appearances, the most recent being Michael Redd in 2004. The complete list is as follows: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6), Ray Allen (3), Vin Baker (3), Terry Cummings (1), Bob Dandridge (3), Marques Johnson (4), Bob Lanier (1), Jon McGlocklin (1), Sidney Moncrief (5), Ricky Pierce (1), Jim Price (1), Michael Redd (1), Alvin Robertson (1), Oscar Robertson (2), Flynn Robinson (1), Glenn Robinson (2) and Brian Winters (2). Among those players, Abdul-Jabbar, Dandridge, Johnson, Moncrief and Winters have been named starters. Brandon Jennings represented the Bucks at All-Star Weekend in each of the last two years, participating in both the TMobile Rookie Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge in 2010 and competing with the sophomore squad in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge in 2011.
NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for a 10th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 28th year of All-Star coverage. NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm will feature the Haier Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three- Point Contest, and Sprite Slam Dunk. Other events at NBA All-Star 2012 will include the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and NBA All-Star Jam Session. Orlando also hosted NBA All-Star in 1992. The following is a complete list of players on the 2012 NBA All-Star ballot:
2012 NBA ALL-STAR EASTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT EAST GUARDS (24)
Allen, Ray, Boston Augustin, DJ, Charlotte Calderon, Jose, Toronto Collison, Darren, Indiana DeRozan, DeMar, Toronto George, Paul, Indiana Hamilton, Richard, Chicago Holiday, Jrue, Philadelphia Irving, Kyrie, Cleveland Jackson, Stephen, Milwaukee Jennings, Brandon, Milwaukee Johnson, Joe, Atlanta Morrow, Anthony, New Jersey Nelson, Jameer, Orlando Richardson, Jason, Orlando Rondo, Rajon, Boston Rose, Derrick, Chicago Stuckey, Rodney, Detroit Teague, Jeff, Atlanta Wade, Dwyane, Miami Wall, John, Washington Walker, Kemba, Charlotte Williams, Deron, New Jersey Young, Nick, Washington
EAST FORWARDS (24)
Anthony, Carmelo, New York Bargnani, Andrea, Toronto Bass, Brandon, Boston Blatche, Andray, Washington Boozer, Carlos, Chicago Bosh, Chris, Miami Brand, Elton, Philadelphia Deng, Luol, Chicago Garnett, Kevin, Boston Granger, Danny, Indiana Hansbrough, Tyler, Indiana Humphries, Kris, New Jersey Iguodala, Andre, Philadelphia James, LeBron, Miami Jamison, Antawn, Cleveland Jerebko, Jonas, Detroit Maggette, Corey, Charlotte Pierce, Paul, Boston Prince, Tayshaun, Detroit Smith, Josh, Atlanta Stoudemire, Amar’e, New York Turkoglu, Hedo, Orlando West, David, Indiana Young, Thaddeus, Philadelphia
EAST CENTERS (12)
Anthony, Joel, Miami Bogut, Andrew, Milwaukee Chandler, Tyson, New York Diaw, Boris, Charlotte Hawes, Spencer, Philadelphia Hibbert, Roy, Indiana Horford, Al, Atlanta Howard, Dwight, Orlando McGee, JaVale, Washington Monroe, Greg, Detroit Noah, Joakim, Chicago Varejao, Anderson, Cleveland
2012 NBA ALL-STAR WESTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT WEST GUARDS (24)
Afflalo, Arron, Denver Billups, Chauncey, L.A. Clippers Bryant, Kobe, LA Lakers Conley, Mike, Memphis Curry, Stephen, Golden State Ellis, Monta, Golden State Evans, Tyreke, Sacramento Felton, Raymond, Portland Ginobili, Manu, San Antonio Gordon, Eric, New Orleans Harris, Devin, Utah Kidd, Jason, Dallas Lawson, Ty, Denver Lowry, Kyle, Houston Martin, Kevin, Houston Matthews, Wesley, Portland Miller, Andre, Denver Nash, Steve, Phoenix Parker, Tony, San Antonio Paul, Chris, L.A. Clippers Rubio, Ricky, Minnesota Terry, Jason, Dallas Thornton, Marcus, Sacramento Westbrook, Russell, Oklahoma City
WEST FORWARDS (24)
Aldridge, LaMarcus, Portland Batum, Nicolas, Portland Beasley, Michael, Minnesota Duncan, Tim, San Antonio Durant, Kevin, Oklahoma City Favors, Derrick, Utah Gallinari, Danilo, Denver Gasol, Pau, LA Lakers Gay, Rudy, Memphis Griffin, Blake, LA Clippers Harden, James, Oklahoma City Hill, Grant, Phoenix Ibaka, Serge, Oklahoma City Landry, Carl, New Orleans Lee, David, Golden State Love, Kevin, Minnesota Marion, Shawn, Dallas Millsap, Paul, Utah Nowitzki, Dirk, Dallas Odom, Lamar, Dallas Randolph, Zach, Memphis Scola, Luis, Houston Wallace, Gerald, Portland World Peace, Metta, L.A. Lakers
WEST CENTERS (12)
Bynum, Andrew, LA Lakers Camby, Marcus, Portland Cousins, DeMarcus, Sacramento Dalembert, Samuel, Houston Gasol, Marc, Memphis Gortat, Marcin, Phoenix Jefferson, Al, Utah Jordan, DeAndre, L.A. Clippers Kaman, Chris, New Orleans Nene, Denver Okafor, Emeka, New Orleans Perkins, Kendrick, Oklahoma City