The second returns for NBA All-Star 2016 voting are in and Dwyane Wade continues to lead all Eastern Conference guards with 562,558 votes.
Miami Heat teammates Chris Bosh (No. 6, 194,429) and Hassan Whiteside (No. 8, 168,543) also make an appearance in the top 10 for the East frontcourt.
Wade is averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds while staying healthy this season. He also got a vote from former teammate LeBron James, who is second behind Kobe Bryant in overall votes. James is followed by Paul George of the Indiana Pacers (457,554) and Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond (261,158) in the East frontcourt voting.
Bosh and Whiteside aren't too far behind them, but will need all the help they can get from Heat fans. Here are all the ways you can vote, according to the NBA's press release:
- NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day 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.
- Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with the player's first and last name or handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player's name. Fans can vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star voting period.
- Facebook: Use the player's first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE in a post on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another's Facebook post. Fans can post votes for 10 unique players per day, and each vote may contain only one player's name.
- Instagram: Post an original photo with the hashtag #NBAVOTE and the player's first and last name in the photo caption. Fans can vote for 10 unique players per day, and each vote may contain only one player's name.
- SMS: Text the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") on any wireless device. Fans can vote for 10 different players per day per phone number via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player's last name. Message and data rates may apply.
- Google Search: Search "NBA Vote All-Star" or "NBA Vote Team Name" (ex: NBA Vote Celtics) and use respective team cards to select players. Voters can submit one vote per player per day, with up to 10 total votes per day.
The next balloting update will be announced on Thursday, January 14 and voting will conclude on Monday, January 18. Starters will be announced live on TNT during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off on Thursday, January 21 and reserves will be announced on January 28 live on TNT.
The 65th NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday, February 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and will be televised by TNT.