It's that time of year again, folks! The All-Star Game ballot boxes have opened, and the opportunity to spam your favorite player's selection for San Antonio representation has arrived. The season has been less than ideal, to say the least, but Spurs fans always hold their own players down, and Victor Wembanyama is a prime candidate to receive recognition.
Not much has changed in the determination of the All-Star participants. The fans will still account for 50% of the vote, while media members are attributed 25% as well as a matching 25% for current players. Voting will conclude on January 20th, and there will be result updates on the first three Thursdays of next month. Keep in mind, if any ties come into play, fan voting will play more of a factor, so get those votes in and though most of the process is the same, there is one important difference.
The Spurs have been regulars in the All-Star Game for decades
Last year, the Spurs had no representation in the All-Star Game, but that is not the norm. Over the last decade, San Antonio has had eight players selected in seven of the ten years. LaMarcus Aldridge received this honor the most with three appearances, while Dejounte Murray was the most recent Spurs player to take part in the festivities in 2022.
Tim Duncan and David Robinson were both selected for the All-Star Game in their rookie seasons. If fans want to continue the trend of their elite and transcendent big men taking part in this honor during their inaugural season, they should be sure to take advantage of the days that allow one vote to count as three. Besides, the NBA needs to be reminded that the standard of excellence in the league still resides in San Antonio.