The NBA announced changes to how people vote for All Stars this year. First of all, it begins on Christmas morning at 11.
Secondly, these are now the ways 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,” “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 Google votes are thanks to a new partnership with Google, which apparently eliminates the highly popular #NBAVote hashtag on Twitter.
In addition they announced five “2-for-1 Days,” where fan votes count twice. those are: Jan. 3, Jan. 4, Jan. 10, Jan. 11 and Jan. 21 through all voting platforms. All “2-for-1 Days” will be designated 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. ET.
There will be two captains like last year and they’ll pick their teams. For the third straight year, the fan vote will count for half the votes while player and media will make up the other 50%.