Complete results

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 -- Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves lead all players in the Western Conference and Shaquille O’Neal of the Miami Heat and Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets lead all players in the Eastern Conference in votes received after the fourth returns of the 2005 NBA All-Star Balloting program.

Through the 2005 All-Star Balloting program, NBA fans from around the globe are responsible for voting in the starters for the 54th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Denver on Sunday, February 20. The game will be broadcast live on TNT, Rogers Sportsnet, ESPN Radio and audio in several languages on ( at 8 p.m. (EST).


Yao Ming (Hou.) 2,153,039
S. O'Neal (Mia) 2,099,201
K. Garnett (Min.), 1,755,124
T. McGrady (Hou) 1,688,159
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,551,177
Vince Carter (N.J.) 1,505,169
Tim Duncan (S.A.) 1,446,824
L. James (Cle.) 1,351,369
Allen Iverson (Phi) 1,341,824
Grant Hill (Orl.) 1,273,846
Yao leads all players with 2,153,039 votes. He is followed at the center position in the Western Conference by Sacramento’s Brad Miller (328,537). Garnett, the 2003-04 NBA Most Valuable Player, is third in overall votes received and leads all Western Conference forwards with 1,755,124 votes, followed by San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (1,446,824). Houston’s Tracy McGrady (1,688,159) and Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (1,551,177) lead all Western Conference guards and round out the top five vote-getters.

O’Neal leads all Eastern Conference players with 2,099,201 votes, followed at the center position by Detroit’s Ben Wallace (644,543). Carter (1,505,169) and Orlando’s Grant Hill (1,273,846) lead all Eastern Conference forwards. Cleveland’s LeBron James (1,351,369) has regained the lead among Eastern Conference guards followed by Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson (1,341,824).

Through the 2005 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which began on November 18, fans have the opportunity to vote in more ways than ever. The balloting program has expanded to include 19 languages on the Network, downloadable ballots via Verizon Wireless and approximately 150 Loews Cineplex Entertainment movie theaters in the United States. This year, Twentieth Century Fox joined Sprite, America Online, Reebok and approximately 2,100 Foot Locker and Champs Sports stores in the United States and Canada as All-Star balloting partners. Ballots are also distributed in all 29 NBA arenas and all six NBDL arenas.

NBA All-Star 2005 is a week-long celebration that enables fans to experience the thrill of the world’s greatest athletes playing the game they love and features a full slate of community enhancing activities and fan festivals.

The 2005 NBA All-Star Balloting program continues through January 23, 2005, and updated results for the Eastern and Western Conferences have been issued regularly leading up to the unveiling of the All-Star starters on Thursday, February 3. Following the completion of fan voting and starting line-up announcement, the head coaches in each conference will vote to determine the remaining All-Stars in their respective conferences.

The leaders of both the Eastern and Western Conference players for the fourth returns of the 2005 NBA All-Star voting program are attached:


Vince Carter (N.J.) 1,505,169
Grant Hill (Orl.) 1,273,846
Jermaine O’Neal (Ind.) 1,167,698
Rasheed Wallace (Det.) 754,345
Richard Jefferson (N.J.) 356,351
Antawn Jamison (Was.) 325,830
Emeka Okafor (Cha.) 309,426
Tayshaun Prince (Det.) 261,311
Dwight Howard (Orl.) 160,710
Drew Gooden (Cle.) 156,257

LeBron James (Cle.) 1,351,369
Allen Iverson (Phi.) 1,341,824
Dwyane Wade (Mia.) 994,613
Steve Francis (Orl.) 849,670
Jason Kidd (N.J.) 517,029
Chauncey Billups (Det.) 245,490
Stephon Marbury (N.Y.) 244,542
Richard Hamilton (Det.) 235,699
Paul Pierce (Bos.) 185,915
Gilbert Arenas (Was.) 138,493

Shaquille O'Neal (Mia.) 2,099,201
Ben Wallace (Det.) 644,543
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle.) 212,783
Alonzo Mourning (N.J.) 177,062
Chris Bosh (Tor.) 154,514
Eddy Curry (Chi.) 76,661
Tony Battie (Orl.) 67,201
Jeff Foster (Ind.) 63,445
Samuel Dalembert (Phi.) 48,987
Primoz Brezec (Cha.) 47,699

Kevin Garnett (Min.) 1,755,124
Tim Duncan (S.A.) 1,446,824
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal.) 717,381
Carmelo Anthony (Den.) 534,622
Amaré Stoudemire (Pho.) 511,576
Peja Stojakovic (Sac.) 282,463
Chris Webber (Sac.) 268,615
Pau Gasol (Mem.) 210,943
Shawn Marion (Pho.) 199,099
Andrei Kirilenko (Utah) 192,343

Tracy McGrady (Hou.) 1,688,159
Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,551,177
Steve Nash (Pho.) 908,629
Ray Allen (Sea.) 735,199
Emanuel Ginobili (S.A.)426,406
Mike Bibby (Sac.) 294,084
Tony Parker (S.A.) 274,521
Michael Finley (Dal.) 183,656
Baron Davis (N.O.) 139,661
Sam Cassell (Min.) 115,590

Yao Ming (Hou.) 2,153,039
Brad Miller (Sac.) 328,537
Marcus Camby (Den.) 239,809
Erick Dampier (Dal.) 203,871
Rasho Nesterovic (S.A.) 155,877
Vlade Divac (LAL) 147,748
Dikembe Mutombo (Hou.) 116,649
Jamaal Magloire (N.O.) 101,046
Theo Ratliff (Por.) 86,063
Brian Grant (LAL) 75,135