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Four Raptors On The 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot

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November 10, 2009

The official 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled Tuesday, November 10, during a special tip-off event in Dallas, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2010. A total of four Raptors (Andrea Bargnani, Chris Bosh, Jose Calderon and Hedo Turkoglu) are representing Toronto on this year's ballot. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by TMobile begins this afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (ET). The 2010 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TSN in Canada and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, will be held 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, February 14, 2010.

Bosh, a native of Dallas, has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star squad in four consecutive years and was voted as a starter in 2007. He needs one more selection to match former Raptor Vince Carter for the most All-Star honours in team history. Carter represented Toronto in five straight All-Star games from 2000 until 2004. Bosh was selected as a reserve in the 2009 All-Star Game, but did not play due to a sprained knee. Bargnani, Calderon and Turkoglu are all aiming for their first All-Star appearances. Bargnani is appearing on the ballot for the first time.

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 or on NBA.com. 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 January 10, while wireless balloting and voting on NBA.com will conclude January 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).

2010 NBA All-Star Eastern Conference Ballot
EAST GUARDS (24) EAST FORWARDS(24) EAST CENTRES (12)
Allen, Ray, Boston Beasley, Michael, Miami Bargnani, Andrea, Toronto
Arenas, Glibert, Washington Bosh, Chris, Toronto Bogut, Andrew, Milwaukee
Bibby, Mike, Atlanta Brand, Elton, Philadelphia Chandler, Tyson, Charlotte
Calderon, Jose, Toronto Butler, Caron, Washington Dalembert, Samuel, Philadelphia
Carter, Vince, Orlando Deng, Luol, Chicago Horford, Al, Atlanta
Crawford, Jamal, Atlanta Diaw, Boris, Charlotte Howard, Dwight, Orlando
Duhon, Chris, New York Garnett, Kevin, Boston Lopez, Brook, New Jersey
Felton, Raymond, Charlotte Granger, Danny, Indiana Miller, Brad, Chicago
Ford, T.J., Indiana Harrington, Al, New York O'Neal, Jermaine, Miami
Gordon, Ben, Detroit Haslem, Udonis, Miami O'Neal, Shaquille, Cleveland
Hamilton, Richard, Detroit Iguodala, Andre, Philadelphia Perkins, Kendrick, Boston
Harris, Devin, New Jersey James, LeBron, Cleveland Wallace, Rasheed, Boston
Hinrich, Kirk, Chicago Jamison, Antawn, Washington
Johnson, Joe, Atlanta Lee, David, New York
Lee, Courtney, New Jersey Lewis, Rashard, Orlando
Nelson, Jameer, Orlando Murphy, Troy, Indiana
Redd, Michael, Milwaukee Pierce, Paul, Boston
Robinson, Nate, New York Prince, Tayshaun, Detroit
Rondo, Rajon, Boston Smith, Josh, Atlanta
Rose, Derrick, Chicago Turkoglu, Hedo, Toronto
Salmons, John, Chicago Varejao, Anderson, Cleveland
Stuckey, Rodney, Detroit Villanuava, Charlie, Detroit
Wade, Dwyane, Miami Wallace, Gerald, Charlotte
Williams, Mo, Cleveland Warrick, Hakim, Milwaukee


2010 NBA All-Star Western Conference Ballot
WEST GUARDS (24) WEST FORWARDS(24) WEST CENTRES (12)
Barbosa, Leandro, Phoenix Aldridge, LaMarcus, Portland Biedrins, Andris, Golden State
Billups, Chauncey, Denver Anthony, Carmelo, Denver Bynum, Andrew, L.A. Lakers
Brooks, Aaron, Houston Ariza, Trevor, Houston Camby, Marcus, L.A. Clippers
Bryant, Kobe, L.A. Lakers Artest, Ron, L.A. Lakers Gasol, Marc, Memphis
Davis, Baron, L.A. Clippers Boozer, Carlos, Utah Hawes, Spencer, Sacramento
Ellis, Monta, Golden State Duncan, Tim, San Antonio Jefferson, Al, Minnesota
Ginobili, Manu, San Antonio Durant, Kevin, Oklahoma City McDyess, Antonio, San Antonio
Howard, Josh, Dallas Gasol, Pau, L.A. Lakers Nene, Denver
Iverson, Allen, Memphis Gay, Rudy, Memphis Oden, Greg, Portland
Jackson, Stephen, Golden State Green, Jeff, Oklahoma City Okafor, Emeka, New Orleans
Kidd, Jason, Dallas Griffin, Blake, L.A. Clippers Okur, Mehmet, Utah
Martin, Kevin, Sacramento Hill, Grant, Phoenix Stoudemire, Amar'e, Phoenix
Mayo, O.J., Memphis Jefferson, Richard, San Antonio
McGrady, Tracy, Houston Love, Kevin, Minnesota
Miller, Andre, Portland Marion, Shawn, Dallas
Nash, Steve, Phoenix Martin, Kenyon, Denver
Parker, Tony, San Antonio Millsap, Paul, Utah
Paul, Chris, New Orleans Nowitzki, Dirk, Dallas
Richardson, Jason, Phoenix Odom, Lamar, L.A. Lakers
Roy, Brandon, Portland Randolph, Anthony, Golden State
Sessions, Ramon, Minnesota Scola, Luis, Houston
Terry, Jason, Dallas Thompson, Jason, Sacramento
Westbrook, Russell, Oklahoma City Thornton, Al, L.A. Clippers
Williams, Deron, Utah West, David, New Orleans