The NBA announced that it is eliminating Twitter and Facebook All-Star voting this year in favor of an exclusive partnership with Google. Fans will now be able to vote for All-Star starters only via NBA.com, the NBA app, or Google. From the league’s press release:
How to vote:
NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
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 and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.
Google: Vote on Google.com or the Google Search App by searching “NBA Vote” and “NBA All-Star Vote” or simply by searching for your favorite player or team. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 21.
The Google Assistant: NBA All-Star Voting will be available on the Google Assistant for the first time. Vote via any Google Assistant enabled device by saying, “Google, talk to NBA All-Star.” Fans may submit votes for up to 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 21. The Google Assistant is available on laptops, phones, speakers, tablets and other connected devices.
The league will preserve the captain format from last season. Fans will vote for five starters from both conference and the leading vote getter from each conference will then be declared captain. Those two players will then draft teams the Saturday before the game.