Jeremy Lin May Get Starting Spot In The NBA All-Star Game
A balloting update for the NBA All-Star Game was released by the NBA recently and it appears that Jeremy Lin may have the opportunity to make it into the starting five of the event that brings together the best talents of the league.
Kobe Bryant leads all Western Conference guards with 639, 419 votes while Chris Paul has 353,603 votes. Lin is currently in third place but only around 55,000 votes separate him from Paul. Lin may have the chance to get the starting five spot for the game scheduled to be held in Houston on February 17.
Lin became a household name while he was with the New York Knicks. His meteoric rise into the ranks of the NBA elite has resulted to the “Linsanity” moniker.
Although he has been struggling in the current season ever since he was signed up by the Houston Rockets, his popularity in Asia has remained. This popularity may be beneficial for Lin since fans will be able to vote for the starting unit using social media.
The other top vote-getters for the starting five for the Western Conference are Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, and Kevin Durant.
Over at the Eastern Conference, James was the top vote-getter with 641,348 votes. He is followed by Carmelo Anthony in the list of frontcourt players for the East. Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade are currently the leading vote-getters among all Eastern Conference guards while only around 7,500 votes separate Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh for the last slot in the starting five.
Voting for the starting five will end on January 14. The starting line-up of each team will be revealed on January 17. With around a month before voting ends, Jeremy Lin still has the chance of gaining a spot in the starting five for the Western Conference team during the NBA All-Star Game.