The NBA All-Star ballot was released by the league today and four Chicago Bulls are on that ballot for the Eastern Conference, including Carlos Boozer, who hasn't even played yet and probably won't for at least two or three more weeks.
Balloting is being done in a number of forms this year -- paper ballots at the arenas, through an NBA app on HP printers (you print a ballot and snail-mail it), online at NBA.com or Facebook, and via text message -- and they have varying deadline dates for voting. The paper ballot/print app deadline is Jan. 17 and the other methods need to be in by Jan. 23, so hopefully Boozer will have played -- and well enough -- to deserve some votes by then.
The other Bulls on the ballot are Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah. The four names nominated seem about right, but here's the key -- vote as many times for these guys as you can, and don't vote for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Wouldn't it be something if those three had to keep their talents in South Beach rather than take them to Southern California (Los Angeles), the site of the All-Star game?
Complete details on voting procedures and the nominees list can be found at this NBA.com link.
How many Bulls will be voted on to the Eastern Conference All-Star team?
One (10 votes)
Two (94 votes)
Three (46 votes)
Four (17 votes)
167 total votes