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Anthony, Bosh, James and Wade Selected to 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot

Jan 4 2012 6:19PM

MIAMI, January 4th Ė The HEATís Joel Anthony, Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been selected to appear on the 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot. The 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting, presented by Sprint, was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in 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, February 26, 2012.

Anthony, appearing on the NBA All-Star ballot for the first time, has started all six games for Miami this season while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor. The defensive specialist has 331 blocked shots over his career and is currently ranked fifth on the HEATís all-time blocked shots list.

Bosh, a six-time NBA All-Star, is averaging 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 34 minutes while shooting 54.3 percent from the field. He has recorded three 20-point games, including two double-doubles this season. Among league leaders, he currently ranks 15th in scoring, tied for 19th in rebounds, tied for 21st in field goal percentage and 34th in minutes.

James, a seven-time NBA All-Star, is averaging a league-best 29.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.00 steals, 1.00 blocks and 35.8 minutes while shooting 60 percent from the field. He leads the HEAT in points (176), assists (39), steals (12), field goals made (66) and free throws made (44). In six games this season, he has posted three 30-point games, including a 34-point, 10-assist, eight-rebound game at Minnesota, a 35-point, seven-assist, six-rebound game vs. Charlotte and a 37-point, 10-rebound, six-assist game in the season-opener at Dallas, all wins.

Wade, a seven-time NBA All-Star, is averaging 18.8 points, 6.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.50 steals and 34.8 minutes. He leads the team in blocks (12) and currently ranks tied for sixth among the leagues leaders, the most by any guard in the NBA this season. Wade became the only HEAT player in team history to eclipse the 14,000-point mark on January 1 vs. Charlotte. Additionally, in that same game, he dished out his 3,500th career assist.

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