NBA All-Star Voting Starts Tuesday
NEW YORK (AP) _ Voting for the NBA All-Star game starts Tuesday and runs through Jan. 16, with ballots available at arenas, about 2,500 movie theaters and the Internet.
Six former All-Star Most Valuable Players are on the ballot, a group that includes Karl Malone (1989 and 1993) and John Stockton (1993) of Utah, Charles Barkley (1991) of Houston, Scottie Pippen (1994) of Portland, Mitch Richmond (1995) of Washington and Glen Rice (1997) of the Los Angeles Lakers. Malone and Stockton were co-MVPs in 1993.
There are 120 players on the ballot, including five rookies: Elton Brand of Chicago, Steve Francis of Houston, Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Clippers, Jonathan Bender of Indiana and Jason Terry of Atlanta.
Two starting guards, two starting forwards and one starting center will be announced for each conference on Jan. 30. The game is scheduled for Feb. 13 at The Arena in Oakland.