We’ve reached (roughly) the halfway point in the 2021-22 NBA season, and that means All-Star debates are about to start heating up.
Ahead of this year’s All-Star festivities, which will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, the league has started the voting process for basketball fans around the world. Which players will emerge as the leading vote-getters in each conference? Who could get the snub treatment this year?
You can check out the latest results below ahead of the 2022 All-Star break.
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How does the NBA All-Star voting process work?
The fan vote accounts for 50 percent of the total vote to determine the starters for the NBA All-Star Game. Current players and media members split the other 50 percent. Each ballot consists of two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Reserves are chosen by NBA head coaches, and league commissioner Adam Silver chooses injury replacements if necessary.
All-Star captains will then draft their teams from the eligible pool of players (starters in first round, reserves in second round). Captains will be selected based on which players earn the most fan votes in each conference. They are not required to draft based on conference affiliation or position.
How do you vote for the 2022 NBA All-Star starters?
Fans can vote for their favorite players through the NBA app and NBA.com voting page. They can also vote on Twitter by tweeting, retweeting or replying with the hashtag of a player’s first and last name (#FirstNameLastName) or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAAllStar.
For more details, check out this breakdown from The Sporting News’ Kyle Irving.
Key dates ahead of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game
Fan voting for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game ends Saturday, Jan. 22, and the starting pool will be announced five days later on Thursday, Jan. 27.
Fan voting ends: Jan. 22 at midnight ET
All-Star starters announced: Jan. 27
All-Star reserves announced: Feb. 3
All-Star Draft: TBD
Skills Challenge, 3-point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest: Feb. 19
2022 NBA All-Star Game: Feb. 20
NBA All-Star 2022 final fan voting results
(Note: The first batch of NBA All-Star fan voting results is set to be released on Thursday, Jan. 6. The Sporting News will update the section below once the results are announced.)