The NBA recently released a list of the starters for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Here are the vote totals for both the Eastern and Western Conference players. It’s no surprise that Yao Ming had the highest number of votes among Western Conference centers. Basketball in China is a huge business and much of the traffic on NBA.com comes from China.
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James continue to be the most popular basketball players on the planet. After reviewing the results, how in the world does Brendan Haywood get over 300,000 votes? Click fraud? just kidding.
Eastern Conference NBA All-Star Votes
LeBron James, Miami, 2,053,011; Amar’e Stoudemire, New York, 1,674,995; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 1,407,601; Paul Pierce, Boston, 804,838; Chris Bosh, Miami, 571,734; Carlos Boozer, Chicago, 504,610; Danilo Gallinari, New York, 390,658; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 387,843; Luol Deng, Chicago, 291,118; Danny Granger, Indiana, 279,522.
Dwyane Wade, Miami, 2,048,175; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 1,914,996; Rajon Rondo, Boston, 1,587,297; Ray Allen, Boston, 890,951; Raymond Felton, New York, 397,301; John Wall, Washington, 337,368; Gilbert Arenas, Orlando, 312,903; Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee, 301,225; Jamal Crawford, Atlanta, 246,130, Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 224,571.
Dwight Howard, Orlando, 2,099,204; Shaquille O’Neal, Boston, 906,284; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 432,127; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 301,896; Al Horford, Atlanta, 287,083; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 250,614; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 215,123; Brook Lopez, New Jersey, 166,844; JaVale McGee, Washington, 146,474; Ben Wallace, Detroit, 113,443.
Western Conference NBA All-Star Votes
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 1,736,728; Carmelo Anthony, Denver, 1,299,849; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 1,100,772; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 1,033,646; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 839,599; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 785,120; Lamar Odom, L.A. Lakers, 529,854; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 492,173; Luis Scola, Houston, 411,576; Rudy Gay, Memphis, 284,021.
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers, 2,380,016; Chris Paul, New Orleans, 1,281,591; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 748,840; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 718,934; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 660,244; Deron Williams, Utah, 657,806; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 436,958; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 394,793; Monta Ellis, Golden State, 390,237; Vince Carter, Phoenix, 353,143.
Yao Ming, Houston, 1,146,426; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 974,546; Nene, Denver, 599,048; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 524,932; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 435,218; Brendan Haywood, Dallas, 352,811; Marcus Camby, Portland, 279,026; Chris Kaman, L.A. Clippers, 196,268; Andris Biedrins, Golden State, 175,547; DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 152,976.