When a team is really good, they’re more likely to attract bandwagon fans. When fans vote for players to play in the NBA All-Star Game, they’re highly likely to vote for players from their favorite team.
Those two dynamics have resulted in Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia receiving more votes than all but seven NBA players:
That just ain’t right. Pachulia’s a fine player, but he’s currently averaging 5.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and .5 blocks per game. All-Star numbers, those are not.
Fan voting doesn’t close until Jan. 16, so there’s still a chance Zaza won’t get in. If he does, it will be the first All-Star selection of his 13-year NBA career.
You can vote now at NBA.com.
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