Boozer, Deng, Gibson, Hinrich and Noah represent Bulls on 2013 NBA All-Star ballot
For the first time, the NBA All-Star Ballot will feature two position choices, guards and frontcourt. Also new this year, fans will be able to vote via social media networks, which include Facebook and Twitter. There will be no paper ballots. Details on how to vote are below:
- Fans can visit Bulls.com/votebulls – limit 1 vote/computer/day
- Fans can visit Bulls.com/votebulls via Smartphone web browser – limit 1 ballot/phone/day
- Fans can text a player’s LASTNAME to 69622 (MYNBA) - limit 10 votes/phone/day, 1 vote/player/24 hours. Message & data rates may apply
- Fans can vote within the NBA Game Time Smartphone app
- Fans can tweet a player’s FIRST and LAST name and include #NBABallot – limit 1 player vote/twitter handle/day
- Fans can vote via Facebook at Facebook.com/NBA – limit 1 ballot/day
November 13, 2012 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) tipped off 2013 NBA All-Star Balloting today during a special event in Houston, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2013. Chicago Bulls players Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah were selected to this year’s ballot.
NBA All-Star Balloting will begin today at 2:30 p.m. CST. The 62nd NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio, will be played at the Toyota Center on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
Fans can vote daily for their favorite Bulls players at Bulls.com/votebulls and through their mobile phones by texting the player's last name (BOOZER, DENG, GIBSON, HINRICH or NOAH) to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting NBA.com/ASB 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.
For the first time ever, NBA fans can also vote via social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and Sina Weibo and Tencent QQ in China.
Twitter voting will allow fans to tweet a vote for one player each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include a player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABALLOT. Facebook voting will allow fans to fill out one full ballot (three frontcourt and two guards from each conference) per day, through a custom application on Facebook.
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.
Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17, during a special one-hour pregame show at 6 p.m. CST featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.
The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – with 36 frontcourt and 24 guards from each conference comprising the list. Voters select three frontcourt and two guards from each conference. Previously, the ballot featured three positions with fans picking two guards, two forwards and a center.
The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Steve Aschburner (NBA.com), Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Kenny Smith (TNT).