On Thursday, the NBA released its first returns of fan voting for the 2021 NBA-All-Star teams. A game has not been officially scheduled yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be in Atlanta, Ga. on Mar. 7 according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Regardless of whether a game happens or not, there’s a very good chance that the Washington Wizards will be represented, even though they are among the worst teams in the NBA.
It’s because Bradley Beal leads all Eastern Conference guards in voting with 1,273,817 votes, a healthy margin over Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving who has 1,093,611. Russell Westbrook is also in the Top 10 with 137,641 votes.
Beal leads the NBA in scoring with 34.8 points per game and is the league’s most coveted trade target. I’m not sure how long he will remain a Wizards player, but it’s nice to see that he and the Wizards are in the news for positive reasons. Westbrook has been a long-time NBA fan favorite since his Oklahoma City Thunder days, and that momentum has carried over to the Wizards.
So keep voting for Beal and Westbrook online via the NBA’s site or on Twitter, where a tweet can say #BradleyBeal OR #RussellWestbrook plus the #NBAVote hashtag. Retweeting votes count. Quote tweeting (a/k/a subtweeting) or liking a post does not count as a vote.
And while we’re at it, let’s add some more votes for Rui Hachimura, Deni Avdija, Davis Bertans and the gang as well!