What the fans have wrong so far in 2023 NBA All-Star game voting

LeBron James should not be the leading vote-getter so far: LeBron has had a remarkable season for someone in year No. 20 of their career, but he’s no longer in competition for the title of best player in the world. James has been in and out of the lineup with injuries, and while he’s still putting up impressive numbers, it feels like he’s more concerned with chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record than trying to squeeze every win out of a doomed Lakers season. LeBron is still awesome, but shouldn’t have more votes than someone like Nikola Jokic. If the West started its five best players this season, LeBron would likely be coming off the bench. 스포츠토토
Kyrie Irving should’t be starting for the East: Irving has had another great season scoring the ball for a resurgent Nets team, but making the case that he deserves to be an All-Star starter is a stretch. Irving was out of the lineup for an extended period with his suspension for sharing disinformation on Twitter, and he’s putting up the lowest assist numbers of his career and his worst three-point shooting numbers since 2016. Boston’s Jaylen Brown averaging more points per game than Irving this season, and provides more defensively. Tyrese Haliburton from the Indiana Pacers would be another good option as an All-Star starter. The five best players in the East this season are Antetokounmpo, Durant, Embiid, Tatum, and Mitchell, but they can’t all start because of the positional requirements. Still, Brown is a better choice than Irving for a backcourt starter.
The Kings need more fan votes for their terrific season: Where is Domantas Sabonis on the Western Conference fan voting? Sabonis is currently No. 7 on basketball-reference’s MVP tracker, but he’s nowhere to be found in the first fan vote. De’Aaron Fox is also notably absent from the West’s top-10 guard list despite having an awesome year as the engine driving the Kings’ surprising success. Get out and vote, Sacramento! Your players deserve it.
Austin Reaves and Russell Westbrook shouldn’t be in the top-10 of West backcourt voting: It’s good to play for the Lakers. Reaves is a nice player, but he wouldn’t be in the top-10 of All-Star voting on any other team in the league. Westbrook has been in trade rumors all season and got moved to the bench, and he is still No. 6 in All-Star voting, ahead of Damian Lillard. This is ridiculous and should not happen.

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