The NBA released the first returns of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game fan balloting today. The big news is China continuing to do what they do best…and that’s scare the daylights out of NBA fans for a few months with their voting. Even with no Yao or Yi on the ballot, they are still finding a way to wreak havoc on the balloting. Case in point: your starting guard for the Western Conference…Tracy McGrady. Yep, the same Tracy McGrady who has not played a minute and the same McGrady who the Rockets won’t…let…play. It has caused quite the uproar today. The key to getting All-Star votes? Play with Yao Ming or for the team he plays for. Seriously…Aaron Brooks, Luis Scola, Trevor Ariza…all 100,000+ votes.
Portland continues to get no love from the fans as expected. You know it’s funny we have such an impassioned and smart fan base who knows how to use computer…but we’re always struggling to get these votes. Obviously the West is stacked with popular talent and it’s going to be tough for Roy or LMA to ever get voted in…but dang. Brandon Roy clocked in at 9th among Western Conference guards (106,416 votes) behind both Jason Terry and Aaron Brooks. LaMarcus Aldridge came in 11th among Western Conference forwards (70, 588). The good news is he’s only 15,000 votes less popular than Mr. Khloe Kardashian. Greg Oden is currently 5th among Western Conference centers (73,874) behind Marc Gasol. Hmm.
Here’s my thing…who are the people who sit with a straight face and vote for Samuel Dalembert and Spencer Hawes? I mean they have gotten 10,000+ votes. Some of those people have to seriously think they are the best Centers in their respective conferences. Which makes me worry for humanity or the future of our world.