By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
The first numbers for NBA All-Star voting are in
and this year is really not any different from other years.
Fan voting just becomes a popularity contest. In some cases, that gets the right players voted in, but some players can get hundreds of thousands of votes without even playing in a game.
Steve Nash hasn’t played since Halloween, and yet somehow he has almost double the amount of votes as San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker. That doesn’t seem right.
Jeremy Lin averages fewer points, fewer assists and more turnovers than Parker, and yet somehow, he has more than four times the number of votes. That doesn’t seem right either.
Ricky Rubio hasn’t played a minute yet this year, and yet somehow he has more votes than Manu Ginobili. That doesn’t seem right either.
As of last Thursday, the Western Conference backcourt vote counts are as follows:
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