It may seem kind of early in the season, but All-Star voting in the NBA begins today. This year’s game will be held in New Orleans on Feb. 16, and the Chicago Bulls players appearing on the ballot are Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng.
Fans can vote daily for their favorite Bulls players at Bulls.com and through their mobile phones by texting the player's last name (BOOZER, DENG, NOAH or ROSE) to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting NBA.com on any wireless device.
Fans can vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via text voting by sending 10 separate text messages, each one with a different player's last name. Voters can also fill out one full ballot per day on nba.com/asb from a desktop or mobile browser.
This year, the NBA is expanding social media voting to include Instagram, as well as Twitter and Facebook. Fans can use Instagram to vote by posting an original photo, using #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name in the photo caption.
Twitter voting allows fans to tweet a vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the All-Star balloting period. The tweet must include the player’s first and last name, along with the hashtag #NBABallot.
Facebook voting allows fans to comment on the Bulls, NBA or international NBA All-Star Facebook pages by commenting below the post with #NBABallot and the player’s first and last name.
Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 20, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 23.