NBA All-Star Weekend: Does the Current System Work?

January 17th, 2011 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
With the 2010-11 NBA All-Star Weekend approaching, the voting is nearing a halt, and as usual there are currently some controversies among the vote leaders. In this year's voting, the name Yao Ming has to be stirring up some unwanted attention.

Heading into the final days of voting, big man Yao Ming still leads the West among centers with an overwhelming 928,928 votes, with Lakers' big man Andrew Bynum trailing second with 660,576 votes, which doesn't make too much sense either.

Now, if your not scratching your head at this point, a therapist is strongly recommended. Sadly, this is just another confirmation that the All-Star voting system needs to be changed, quickly.

One might ask how a player, who is currently out for the season, still leads the All-Star ballots?

Well, that is the outcome when a whole country (China) accounts for the majority of a players' votes. Though the fan has every right to support their favorite players 100 percent, this current situation shouldn't be happening.

With that in hand, the changes that need to be made in order for the All-Star voting system to work to "perfection," ...

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