The league announced Wednesday that fans can make their pick for the league’s Most Valuable Player, with the combined fans’ choice counting for one vote on the official ballot.
Starting Thursday through April 15, fans can go to www.NBA.com/KiaMVPFanVote and rank their top five choices. The other 124 votes will come from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
Of course, the NBA is not exactly crazy. It’s just another marketing gimmick to spread the fanbase across the world. If you take a closer look at the actual process, it’s just smoke and mirrors. The player deemed by the fans as the MVP will get ONE overall vote. The remaining 124 votes will be cast by writers and broadcaster as they have always done.
Interestingly enough, Allen Iverson is still on the ballot the last time I logged in and voted. What does this mean? That Allen Iverson could potentially get one overall vote for the NBA MVP, as crazy as that sounds. Hey, why not?
It’s official. The fans have spoken. Allen Iverson has been voted in as starter in the 2010 All-Star Game. And it’s all thanks to you guys! Thank you all who helped contribute by voting for Allen every day and making him a starter for the 11th time in his career. It goes to show that Allen Iverson is still one of the most popular players in the league.
Here’s what The Answer had to say in a statement:
“I just want to thank everybody for their support this season and it’s an honor that the fans have voted me into the All-Star game as a starter,” Iverson said in a statement. “The fans are who make us and make the NBA so popular. This year is even more special because I’ll be representing a city and fans that I love and a team that has been such a big part of my life throughout my career.”
Be sure to vote for Allen Iverson in the NBA All-Star Game 2010. Let’s all do our part to vote for Allen into the starting line-up. His main competitors in the category are Dwayne Wade and Vince Carter.
According to the latest poll results, Allen Iverson has 136,976 votes. (*While Allen Iverson appears among Western Conference guards on the paper ballot because he began the season with Memphis, his votes will count toward the Eastern Conference guards due to his signing with Philadelphia Dec. 3.)
Allen needs your help. Please help out and do your part. Click here to Vote Now or Use the Link on the right to vote for AI EVERY DAY!