Four Magic Players Highlight NBA All-Star Ballot Presented by T-Mobile

Four Magic Players Highlight NBA All-Star Ballot Presented by T-Mobile

November 10, 2009

Cast Your 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot Here

DALLAS – The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson were all named to the 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot that was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in Dallas, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2010. Howard, a three-time NBA All-Star, was the 2009 leading vote-getter in the NBA All-Star Balloting program presented by T-Mobile with 3,150,181 votes, becoming the first player in balloting history to crack the 3 million-vote ceiling. Howard is joined by Carter, an eight time NBA All-Star, Lewis, a two-time NBA All-Star and Nelson, who was an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2009.

NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile will begin this afternoon 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.

How to Vote:

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 Jan. 10, while wireless balloting and voting on NBA.com will conclude Jan. 18. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Janaury 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 NBA ALL-STAR EASTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT:

EAST GUARDS (24)

Allen, Ray, Boston

Arenas, Gilbert, Washington

Bibby, Mike, Atlanta

Calderon, Jose, Toronto

Carter, Vince, Orlando

Crawford, Jamal, Atlanta

Duhon, Chris, New York

Felton, Raymond, Charlotte

Ford, T.J., Indiana

Gordon, Ben, Detroit

Hamilton, Richard, Detroit

Harris, Devin, New Jersey

Hinrich, Kirk, Chicago

Johnson, Joe, Atlanta

Lee, Courtney, New Jersey

Nelson, Jameer, Orlando

Redd, Michael, Milwaukee

Robinson, Nate, New York

Rondo, Rajon, Boston

Rose, Derrick, Chicago

Salmons, John, Chicago

Stuckey, Rodney, Detroit

Wade, Dwyane, Miami

Williams, Mo, Cleveland

EAST FORWARDS (24)

Beasley, Michael, Miami

Bosh, Chris, Toronto

Brand, Elton, Philadelphia

Butler, Caron, Washington

Deng, Luol, Chicago

Diaw, Boris, Charlotte

Garnett, Kevin, Boston

Granger, Danny, Indiana

Harrington, Al, New York

Haslem, Udonis, Miami

Iguodala, Andre, Philadelphia

James, LeBron, Cleveland

Jamison, Antawn, Washington

Lee, David, New York

Lewis, Rashard, Orlando

Murphy, Troy, Indiana

Pierce, Paul, Boston

Prince, Tayshaun, Detroit

Smith, Josh, Atlanta

Turkoglu, Hedo, Toronto

Varejao, Anderson, Cleveland

Villanuava, Charlie, Detroit

Wallace, Gerald, Charlotte

Warrick, Hakim, Milwaukee

EAST CENTERS (12)

Bargnani, Andrea, Toronto

Bogut, Andrew, Milwaukee

Chandler, Tyson, Charlotte

Dalembert, Samuel, Philadelphia

Horford, Al, Atlanta

Howard, Dwight, Orlando

Lopez, Brook, New Jersey

Miller, Brad, Chicago

O'Neal, Jermaine, Miami

O'Neal, Shaquille, Cleveland

Perkins, Kendrick, Boston

Wallace, Rasheed, Boston

2010 NBA ALL-STAR WESTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT

WEST GUARDS (24)

Barbosa, Leandro, Phoenix

Billups, Chauncey, Denver

Brooks, Aaron, Houston

Bryant, Kobe, L.A. Lakers

Davis, Baron, L.A. Clippers

Ellis, Monta, Golden State

Ginobili, Manu, San Antonio

Howard, Josh, Dallas

Iverson, Allen, Memphis

Jackson, Stephen, Golden State

Kidd, Jason, Dallas

Martin, Kevin, Sacramento

Mayo, O.J., Memphis

McGrady, Tracy, Houston

Miller, Andre, Portland

Nash, Steve, Phoenix

Parker, Tony, San Antonio

Paul, Chris, New Orleans

Richardson, Jason, Phoenix

Roy, Brandon, Portland

Sessions, Ramon, Minnesota

Terry, Jason, Dallas

Westbrook, Russell, Oklahoma City

Williams, Deron, Utah

WEST FORWARDS (24)

Aldridge, LaMarcus, Portland

Anthony, Carmelo, Denver

Ariza, Trevor, Houston

Artest, Ron, L.A. Lakers

Boozer, Carlos, Utah

Duncan, Tim, San Antonio

Durant, Kevin, Oklahoma City

Gasol, Pau, L.A. Lakers

Gay, Rudy, Memphis

Green, Jeff, Oklahoma City

Griffin, Blake, L.A. Clippers

Hill, Grant, Phoenix

Jefferson, Richard, San Antonio

Love, Kevin, Minnesota

Marion, Shawn, Dallas

Martin, Kenyon, Denver

Millsap, Paul, Utah

Nowitzki, Dirk, Dallas

Odom, Lamar, L.A. Lakers

Randolph, Anthony, Golden State

Scola, Luis, Houston

Thompson, Jason, Sacramento

Thornton, Al, L.A. Clippers

West, David, New Orleans

WEST CENTERS (12)

Biedrins, Andris, Golden State

Bynum, Andrew, L.A. Lakers

Camby, Marcus, L.A. Clippers

Gasol, Marc, Memphis

Hawes, Spencer, Sacramento

Jefferson, Al, Minnesota

McDyess, Antonio, San Antonio

Nene, Denver

Oden, Greg, Portland

Okafor, Emeka, New Orleans

Okur, Mehmet, Utah

Stoudemire, Amar’e, Phoenix