Four Bobcats on All-Star Ballot

Four Bobcats Among 120 on 2012 All-Star Ballot

January 4, 2012

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today the list of players that will appear on the 2012 NBA All-Star Ballot and Bobcats starters D.J. Augustin, Gerald Henderson, Corey Maggette and Boris Diaw are among the 120 players chosen.

The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Bill Simmons (Grantland), Sekou Smith (NBA.com), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Ian Thomsen (Sports Illustrated).

The NBA and Sprint tipped off 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting today during a special event in Orlando, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2012. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint will begins today. 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.

2012 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. There are several ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital 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. Sprint customers can also access the ballot and vote through the new “Sprint NBA Mobile” application, the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans.

2012 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint also includes expanded SMS voting. Fans can now 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. Fans can vote for All-Stars via SMS at any time by texting from their mobile phones. Message and data rates may apply. Previously, fans could cast one SMS vote for one player per day.

Fans can 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.

Wireless and SMS balloting, as well as voting on NBA.com, will conclude on Jan. 31. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Feb. 2, during a special one-hour pregame show at 7 p.m. ET featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith. The special will air prior to TNT’s exclusive doubleheader featuring the Chicago Bulls at the New York Knicks (8 p.m. ET) and the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).

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.

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.


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
Henderson, Gerald, Charlotte
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
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