NEW YORK – The NBA announced a revamped All-Star voting process on Monday, integrating players and media members into the mix. Fan voting traditionally accounted for the entire vote for All-Star starters, but the league has reduced the fan vote to 50 percent of the tally while giving 25 percent of the vote to active players and a panel of media members.
The ballot remains the same, with three frontcourt and two backcourt options. Players will be allowed to vote for themselves and their teammates.
Voting begins on Christmas Day and concludes Jan. 16. The 66th NBA All-Star Game takes place Deb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.