The initial returns of All-Star voting are in and it does not look good for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. SGA does not rank in the top-10 of fan voting despite having an All-Star level this season.
Players such as Alex Caruso, CJ McCollum, and Klay Thompson have all received more votes than the young Canadian.
The tallies highlight a key issue with fan voting being a core part of the All-Star voting process.
In the nicest possible way, the majority of fans do not follow the league closely enough to make an informed decision about the All-Star game.
This is how Klay Thompson, who has not played at all this season, and Alex Caruso, a meme, has received a ton of votes.
Personally, I believe that fan voting should be removed from All-Star voting.
The All-Star should be a reward for the best players in the NBA, not the most popular players.
It should be noted that fans account for 50% of the votes, while the media and coaches also get a say.
Should fans be allowed to vote for All-Stars
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