CLEVELAND — While the league discusses the potential for a game to be played, NBA All-Star Voting 2021 is officially underway and fans can help send the most deserving players into starting roles on the esteemed team, including Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton.
Voting opened up Thursday afternoon and will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m.
While players and media help select NBA All-Stars, fans have a hefty say in the matter as well.
Fan vote accounts for 50% of the vote while current players and a media panel will account for 25% of the vote each. Media and players will complete one ballot while fans can submit one full ballot each day while also being able to vote for up to 10 players per day on Twitter.
The ballots are comprised of three frontcourt players and two guards from both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference.
Voting can be done by clicking here or by downloading the NBA app and voting there. To vote on Twitter, fans can tweet, retweet or reply with a hashtag of the player's first and last name (#CollinSexton, for example) or Twitter handle, alongside the hashtag #NBAAllStar.
Sexton is one player who is looking to earn All-Star honors and has been proving himself worthy of them every night he's taken the court this season.
Averaging 25.2 points with 4.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds, Sexton is shooting 51.7% and 47.2% from the three this season.
And Sexton is only getting better, improving his shot selections from his rookie year and even sophomore year. From averaging 16.7 points his rookie year, to 20.8 points his second year in the league to the now 25.2 points he’s averaging this season, he just keeps growing.
His efficiency is improving as well, going from a 43% shooting average his rookie year to now shooting 51.7%, while boosting his 3-point percentage nearly 10% higher this season compared to his first year in the league.
Sexton has owned the floor this season, making smart passes and facilitating the offense while still playing freely and scoring explosively—a testament to his growth and his development into an All-Star caliber player.
His teammates seem to agree, including Larry Nance Jr., who made his push for Sexton to receive All-Star nods.
How I’ll be looking at our @cavs fans if they don’t make Collin an #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/7Eklpx4hhF— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) January 28, 2021
Nance and teammate Andre Drummond have also been nominated for All-Star honors by the team's official Twitter account.
#NBAAllStar voting is LIVE! Visit https://t.co/cvMVhCHDjw NOW to vote for @CollinSexton02, @AndreDrummond and @Larrydn22! pic.twitter.com/LvIbydqjAw— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 28, 2021
With or without an All-Star game this season, earning the honors is still an achievement to be proud of and after being snubbed from the 2019 NBA Rising Stars Challenge, perhaps Sexton will finally get the credit he's deserved for some time.
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