Beginning today, Portland Trail Blazers fans can vote for Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic—or heck Pat Connaughton—for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game scheduled for Sunday, February 18th in Los Angeles.
Each submission can include up to 10 players: three frontcourt players and two guards from each NBA conference. Recent rule changes allow voters to select from all NBA players instead of being restricted to a pre-made ballot with optional write-in lines.
How To Vote
This rundown comes courtesy of Leonard Kreicas of SBNation sister site HotHotHoops.com.
- NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.
- NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day
- Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account. Each post may include only one player’s name. Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.
- Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle. Fans may vote for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.
- Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” (i.e., NBA Vote HEAT) and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.
- Amazon Alexa: To vote via Amazon Alexa, the user must have an Alexa-enabled device, and enable the “NBA All-Star” skill.
- Sina Weibo and Tencent: To vote on Sina Weibo (weibo.com), the user must have a Sina Weibo account. To vote on Tencent NBA community, the user must have a QQ account.
Full details available at “NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon tips off Dec. 21 with early voting on NBA App and NBA.com.”
NBA has introduced "2-for-1 Days" on five select occasions later on:
Additionally, new for this season, five “2-for-1 Days” will allow fans to have their votes count twice on Dec. 31, Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 12 and Jan. 15 when voting through the NBA App and NBA.com, along with Sina Weibo and Tencent in China. All “2-for-1 Days” will be designated 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. ET.
Lillard is the most likely candidate for the Trail Blazers, averaging 25.2 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game while carrying a high national profile. Portland’s 16-15 record may hurt his chances.
2018 NBA All-Star Voting opens today, December 21st, at 10:00 am, Pacific.