3. Automatic All-Star
The fans only get to 100 percent choose two players for the All-Star. The leading vote-getter in each conference is the captain of his respective team. This is year three of the schoolyard style pick’em format.
The rest of the starters are chosen using fan votes as 50 percent of the total. The players and the media each get 25 percent as well.
Dallas Mavericks supporters likely remember that Luka Doncic was third in overall fan votes last season and failed to make the All-Star team. He finished eighth in the player vote and ranked sixth by the media in the Western Conference frontcourt race.
Luka did compete in the Skills Competition and the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend 2019, though.
LeBron is less than 150,000 votes ahead when the returns were released. Doncic can cover that gap. If Dallas Mavericks supporters want to be assured that Luka is All-Star this season, they will get out and stuff the ballot boxes before it is too late.
The 20-year-old star should be a lock to make the team, but nothing is 100 percent. Showing that you want Doncic in the game could go a long way when the starters are announced on Jan. 23.