NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14, 2007 – The official 2008 NBA All-Star ballot will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 14 during a special tip-off event in New Orleans, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2008. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile will officially begin on Thursday, November 15. The 2008 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, will be held at New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.

The 2008 NBA All-Star Balloting program, which also includes partners 2K Sports and GameStop, allows fans around the world to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for the All-Star Game in a variety of ways, including: at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on NBA.com; at more than 1,500 T-Mobile-owned retail locations with custom T-Mobile All-Star ballots and ballot boxes; and through mobile phones at t-zones on T-Mobile phones or wap.nba.com for any wireless carrier. For the first time, an All-Star Balloting widget will be available on NBA.com. Fans can "grab" the widget and place it on their blogs, social network pages, or personal websites allowing others to vote directly from the widget. Select NBA arenas will also carry a Spanish-language version of the ballot. Voting will continue through Jan. 13, for paper balloting and Jan. 20, for NBA.com balloting.

One hundred twenty players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – are listed on the NBA All-Star ballot, 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 experts who regularly cover the NBA. This year’s panel included Ric Bucher (ESPN the Magazine), Rick Bonnell (Charlotte Observer), David DuPree (USA Today), Ernie Johnson (TNT), Jack McCallum (Sports Illustrated), Mike Monroe (San Antonio Express News) and Sam Smith (Chicago Tribune).

As the presenting partner of the 2008 NBA All-Star Balloting program, and in support of the NBA’s season-long effort to help the on-going rebuilding of New Orleans, T-Mobile will donate $1 for every ballot cast in T-Mobile-owned retail locations or on t-zones to the New Orleans Recovery School District. The week leading up to the 57th NBA All-Star Game will feature a full slate of community-enhancing activities and fan festivals, such as NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 14.

In conjunction with All-Star Balloting, 2K Sports will give fans the chance to experience New Orleans and the best of basketball by entering the Official Balloting NBA 2K8 All-Star Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2008 and to have their likeness as a digitized player incorporated in next year’s game, NBA 2K9. As part of the grand prize, GameStop, the video game retailer, will offer a shopping spree. GameStop will also promote balloting throughout its 4,800 locations by utilizing in-store point-of-purchase materials.

In addition, T-Mobile will promote its “Vote for Your Faves” Sweepstakes by offering fans a chance to bring their ‘Fave Five’ friends to the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. Other prizes for this sweepstakes include Dwyane Wade All-Star prize packs that feature a signed Dwyane Wade jersey, NBA All-Star cap, and special-edition NBA All-Star basketball. Fans can enter the sweepstakes each time they cast a ballot in a T-Mobile retail location or on their T-Mobile phone via t-zones. To build on the excitement of All-Star Balloting, T-Mobile will also host marquee retail events with player appearances, games, and giveaways in major markets across the country. For more information, please visit www.t-mobile.com/nba/vote.

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

NBA ALL-STAR 2008 EASTERN CONFERENCE BALLOT

 
EAST GUARDS (24)
Ray Allen, Boston
Gilbert Arenas, Washington
Chauncey Billups, Detroit
Vince Carter, New Jersey
Jamal Crawford, New York
Raymond Felton, Charlotte
T.J. Ford, Toronto
Ben Gordon, Chicago
Richard Hamilton, Detroit
Kirk Hinrich, Chicago
Larry Hughes, Cleveland
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia
Joe Johnson, Atlanta	
Jason Kapono, Toronto
Jason Kidd, New Jersey
Stephon Marbury, New York
Andre Miller, Philadelphia
Jameer Nelson, Orlando
Anthony Parker, Toronto
Michael Redd, Milwaukee
Jason Richardson, Charlotte
Jamaal Tinsley, Indiana
Dwyane Wade, Miami
Maurice Williams, Milwaukee

 
EAST FORWARDS (24)
Andrea Bargnani, Toronto
Chris Bosh, Toronto
Caron Butler, Washington
Luol Deng, Chicago
Mike Dunleavy, Indiana
Kevin Garnett, Boston
Drew Gooden, Cleveland
Danny Granger, Indiana
Udonis Haslem, Miami
LeBron James, Cleveland
Antawn Jamison, Washington
Richard Jefferson, New Jersey	
Kyle Korver, Philadelphia
David Lee, New York
Rashard Lewis, Orlando
Antonio McDyess, Detroit
Andres Nocioni, Chicago	
Paul Pierce, Boston
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit
Zach Randolph, New York
Josh Smith, Atlanta
Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando
Charlie Villanueva, Milwaukee
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte

 
EAST CENTERS (12)
Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee
Eddy Curry, New York
Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia
Dwight Howard, Orlando
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland
Nenad Krstic, New Jersey
Emeka Okafor, Charlotte
Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana
Shaquille O’Neal, Miami
Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta
Ben Wallace, Chicago
Rasheed Wallace, Detroit 

WEST GUARDS (24)
Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix
Raja Bell, Phoenix
Mike Bibby, Sacramento
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
Baron Davis, Golden State
Monta Ellis, Golden State
Michael Finley, San Antonio
Randy Foye, Minnesota
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio
Allen Iverson, Denver
Jarrett Jack, Portland
Stephen Jackson, Golden State
Kevin Martin, Sacramento
Tracy McGrady, Houston
Cuttino Mobley, LA Clippers
Steve Nash, Phoenix
Tony Parker, San Antonio
Chris Paul, New Orleans
Luke Ridnour, Seattle
Brandon Roy, Portland
Jerry Stackhouse, Dallas
Jason Terry, Dallas
Antoine Walker, Minnesota
Deron Williams, Utah
 
WEST FORWARDS (24)
Carmelo Anthony, Denver
Ron Artest, Sacramento
Shane Battier, Houston
Carlos Boozer, Utah
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio
Nick Collison, Seattle
Kevin Durant, Seattle
Rudy Gay, Memphis
Al Harrington, Golden State
Grant Hill, Phoenix
Josh Howard, Dallas
Al Jefferson, Minnesota
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah
Corey Maggette, LA Clippers
Shawn Marion, Phoenix
Mike Miller, Memphis
Nęne, Denver
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Lamar Odom, LA Lakers
Luis Scola, Houston
Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans
Wally Szczerbiak, Seattle
Luke Walton, L.A. Lakers
David West, New Orleans

WEST CENTERS (12)
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland
Andris Biedrins, Golden State
Marcus Camby, Denver
Tyson Chandler, New Orleans
Erick Dampier, Dallas
Tim Duncan, San Antonio
Pau Gasol, Memphis
Chris Kaman, LA Clippers
Brad Miller, Sacramento
Mehmet Okur, Utah
Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix
Yao Ming, Houston