Voting has begun for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. This year the process is presented by Google and has some different ways to vote compared to previous seasons.
Fans can submit up to 10 choices (one full ballot) per day through the NBA App, NBA.com, Google and through the Google Assistant. All current NBA players are eligible to be voted for.
In addition, the NBA has designated five different days as “2-for-1” days, where votes for players count twice. These days are:
- Thursday, 1/3/19
- Friday, 1/4/19
- Thursday, 1/10/19
- Friday, 1/11/19
- Monday, 1/21/19
Voting ends on Monday, 1/21/19 and the voted in All-Star Game starters will be announced during TNT NBA Tip-Off on Thursday, 1/24/19. The two captains, who will choose their All-Star teams, will also be announced. Reserves, chosen by NBA head coaches, will be announced one week later on TNT NBA Tip-Off on Thursday, 1/31/19.
This season, the NBA will broadcast the NBA All-Star Draft, after last year’s draft was conducted via conference call. The two captains will select from the remaining 22 players to fill out their rosters for the game. Starters will be selected first, then the 14 reserves will be picked.
The NBA will share voting updates on three consecutive Thursdays: 1/3/19, 1/10/19 and 1/17/19.
To vote via the NBA App, you simply launch the app from your smart device and vote for two guards and three frontcourt players per conference.
On Google, you can search for “NBA Vote” and then you are given the option to vote via searching for players or via team. On this option, you can vote for any 10 players you choose.
For the first time, you can vote via The Google Assistant by saying “Google, talk to NBA All-Star.” You can vote for any 10 player you choose using this option as well.
The fan choices will account for 50 percent of the vote for All-Star starters. The remaining 50 percent is split evenly (25 percent each) between the players and the media. Players and media must follow the format of voting for two guards and three frontcourt players per conference.
At the 2018 NBA All-Star game, the Boston Celtics were represented by Kyrie Irving, who was voted in as a starter, and Al Horford, who was chosen to be a reserve by the NBA head coaches.
The 2019 NBA All-Star game will be played in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, 2/17/19 at 8:00 PM EST and will be broadcast on TNT.