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2010 NBA All-Star Game ballot unveiled

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Posted Nov 11 2009 2:42PM

DALLAS -- The 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled today during a special tipoff event in Dallas, the official Host City of NBA All-Star 2010. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile will begin Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET. The 2010 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 Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before an expected crowd of more than 80,000 -- the largest group ever to witness a live basketball game -- on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.

2010 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile, with associate partner 2K Sports, allows fans around the world to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. For the first time in balloting history, fans can vote for All-Stars any time by texting a player's last name from their mobile phones. Fans can cast one SMS vote per day, per phone number.

There are several ways fans can cast their votes, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on NBA.com; and through mobile phones by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA"), via Web2Go® on T-Mobile phones or wap.nba.com for any wireless carrier. A T-Mobile-branded All-Star Balloting widget will also be available on NBA.com so that fans can "grab" the widget and place it on their blogs, social network pages or personal Web sites allowing others to vote directly from the widget. Paper balloting will continue through January 10, while wireless balloting and voting on NBA.com will conclude January 18. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players -- 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences -- with 24 guards, 24 forwards, and 12 centers from each conference comprising the list. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Mike Breen (ABC/ESPN), Eddie Sefko (Dallas Morning News), Doug Smith (The Toronto Star and President, Pro Basketball Writers Association) Marc Spears (Yahoo! Sports), Marc Stein (ESPN.com) and Ian Thomsen (Sports Illustrated).

NBA All-Star 2010 in Dallas will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league's history for a global celebration of the game. The week leading up to the 59th NBA All-Star Game will feature a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals, including NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam. This will be the second NBA All-Star in Dallas. The city also hosted the event in 1986.

In conjunction with All-Star Balloting, 2K Sports will give fans the opportunity to experience Dallas and the best of basketball by entering the NBA® 2K10 Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2010 and have their likeness as a digitized player incorporated in next year's game, NBA® 2K11.

The following is a complete listing of the players as they appear on the ballot:

2010 EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR BALLOT
Guards
Player Team
Ray Allen Celtics
Gilbert Arenas Wizards
Mike Bibby Hawks
Jose Calderon Raptors
Vince Carter Magic
Jamal Crawford Hawks
Chris Duhon Knicks
Raymond Felton Bobcats
T.J. Ford Pacers
Ben Gordon Pistons
Richard Hamilton Pistons
Devin Harris Nets
Kirk Hinrich Bulls
Joe Johnson Hawks
Courtney Lee Nets
Jameer Nelson Magic
Michael Redd Bucks
Nate Robinson Knicks
Rajon Rondo Celtics
Derrick Rose Bulls
John Salmons Bulls
Rodney Stucky Pistons
Dwyane Wade Heat
Mo Williams Cavs
Forwards
Player Team
Michael Beasley Heat
Chris Bosh Raptors
Elton Brand Sixers
Caron Butler Wizards
Luol Deng Bulls
Boris Diaw Bobcats
Kevin Garnett Celtics
Danny Granger Pacers
Al Harrington Knicks
Udonis Haslem Heat
Andre Iguodala Sixers
LeBron James Cavs
Antawn Jamison Wizards
David Lee Knicks
Rashard Lewis Magic
Troy Murphy Pacers
Paul Pierce Celtics
Tayshaun Prince Pistons
Josh Smith Hawks
Hedo Turkoglu Raptors
Anderson Varejao Cavs
Charlie Villanueva Pistons
Gerald Wallace Bobcats
Hakim Warrick Bucks
Centers
Player Team
Andrea Bargnani Raptors
Andrew Bogut Bucks
Tyson Chandler Bobcats
Samuel Dalembert Sixers
Al Horford Hawks
Dwight Howard Magic
Brook Lopez Nets
Brad Miller Bulls
Jermaine O'Neal Heat
Shaquille O'Neal Cavs
Kendrick Perkins Celtics
Rasheed Wallace Celtics
2010 WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR BALLOT
Guards
Player Team
Leandro Barbosa Suns
Chauncey Billups Nuggets
Aaron Brooks Rockets
Kobe Bryant Lakers
Baron Davis Clippers
Monta Ellis Warriors
Manu Ginobili Spurs
Josh Howard Mavericks
Allen Iverson Grizzlies
Stephen Jackson Warriors
Jason Kidd Mavericks
Kevin Martin Kings
O.J. Mayo Grizzlies
Tracy McGrady Rockets
Andre Miller Blazers
Steve Nash Suns
Tony Parker Spurs
Chris Paul Hornets
Jason Richardson Suns
Brandon Roy Blazers
Ramon Sessions Wolves
Jason Terry Mavericks
Russell Westbrook Thunder
Deron Williams Jazz
Forwards
Player Team
LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers
Carmelo Anthony Nuggets
Trevor Ariza Rockets
Ron Artest Lakers
Carlos Boozer Jazz
Tim Duncan Spurs
Kevin Durant Thunder
Pau Gasol Lakers
Rudy Gay Grizzlies
Jeff Green Thunder
Blake Griffin Clippers
Grant Hill Suns
Richard Jefferson Spurs
Kevin Love Wolves
Shawn Marion Mavericks
Kenyon Martin Nuggets
Paul Millsap Jazz
Dirk Nowitzki Mavericks
Lamar Odom Lakers
Anthony Randolph Warriors
Luis Scola Rockets
Jason Thompson Kings
Al Thornton Clippers
David West Hornets
Centers
Player Team
Andris Biedrins Warriors
Andrew Bynum Lakers
Marcus Camby Clippers
Marc Gasol Grizzlies
Spencer Hawes Kings
Al Jefferson Wolves
Antonio McDyess Spurs
Nene Nuggets
Greg Oden Blazers
Emeka Okafor Hornets
Mehmet Okur Jazz
Amar'e Stoudemire Suns
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