Send Giannis to the NBA All Star Game
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a favourite to be a starter for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, but with help of fans the Milwaukee Bucks superstar could become a team captain…
A stellar start to the season for Milwaukee Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo not only has the Bucks in a strong spot in the Eastern Conference but also has the Greek Freak in the MVP discussion across the NBA.
While there’s still plenty of chapters to be written in the MVP horserace between now and the end of the regular season, Antetokounmpo is chasing a different target for the time being as voting for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game opened earlier this week.
After narrowly missing out on team captaincy at last year’s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, Giannis Antetokounmpo is in the running to become a team captain for this season’s iteration of the NBA’s showcase game.
Last year, LeBron James finished as the only player higher than Antetokounmpo in voting as the NBA relied heavily on social media for fan votes. That social media reliance prompted controversy over the notion of missed votes for Antetokounmpo as the 24-year-old has one of the hardest names to spell in the NBA – especially for casual fans.
This year, with James now situated in the Western Conference and the NBA’s voting procedures changed, the path appears clear for Antetokounmpo to finish as the Eastern Conference’s leading vote-getter; however, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are calling for the help of the Greek diaspora.
Fans are being encouraged to vote for Antetokounmpo as the Bucks superstar looks to make his third-straight All-Star game appearance through the following options:
Throughout the voting period, fans may submit one full ballot each day through the NBA App and NBA.com, as well as on Google and through the Google Assistant. All current NBA players will be available for selection.
How 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.