Anderson, Davis Enjoy All-Star Balloting Event at Aaron’s
January 9, 2013
Often in professional sports, athletes become known as superstars and have trouble going into public without being recognized by fans who ask for autographs and pictures. Fortunately for Ryan Anderson, that may not always be a problem.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Hornets forwards Anderson and Anthony Davis met with fans at Aaron’s in Marrero at an All-Star balloting event, to thank fans for their votes for the 2013 NBA All Star Game.
One fan in attendance had the chance to win tickets to a Hornets game if she could answer a trivia question, and when she was asked to name the players at the event, she called Anderson “Michael Anderson.” The Hornets’ leading scorer didn’t seem to mind though, as he had fun with the situation and joked with fans, acting like it was his actual name. In fact, Anderson seemed excited about the support he has received from fans in New Orleans.
“This is a special experience and we have such a great following here,” Anderson said. “We have so many great fans that come and support us and this was an event that some people might not have been able to make it to (due to inclement weather), but they really showed up tonight and it’s very encouraging. It’s great for the city to really have our backs.”
Unfortunately for Anderson, it’s highly unlikely that any of the Hornets’ opponents don’t realize who he is. Anderson not only leads the Hornets in scoring, but also leads the entire NBA in three-pointers made. His spectacular play is one of the reasons he, along with Davis, is expected to represent the Hornets in some fashion at NBA All-Star Weekend.
Fans who voted on the day of the event were given the opportunity to have their picture taken with the two Hornets stars as well as get autographs from the two big men.
Fans can also vote for Hornets guard Eric Gordon to participate in the All-Star game. Votes can be submitted via text by sending ANDERSON, DAVIS and GORDON to 6-9-6-2-2. Fans can also submit votes through Twitter and Facebook. Fans can vote via Twitter by sending a tweet that includes the player’s first and last name, along with the hash tag #NBABALLOT. Through a Facebook application, fans can fill out one full ballot per day.
Balloting concludes on Jan. 14, and starters for the All-Star Game will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.