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Players, media added to All-Star Game voting process

Sports & General Dec 19, 2016 10:30PM ET
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© Reuters. File photo of Eastern Conference Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up court during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans

(Reuters) - The voting process for the National Basketball Association's All-Star Game has been expanded to include current players and members of the media, the NBA announced on Monday.

Since the 1974-75 season, the starters for the mid-season exhibition were selected by fans only but that vote will be reduced to 50 percent for the 2017 All-Star Game, while players and the media will account for 25 percent each.

Voting for the three frontcourt players and two starting guards in each conference will begin on Sunday, when the NBA will feature five Christmas Day match-ups, and concludes on Jan. 16.

Fans can submit one ballot per day through NBA.com, the league's mobile app, Twitter, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.

The 2017 All-Star Game will be staged in New Orleans on Feb. 19.

Players, media added to All-Star Game voting process
 

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