The first results in fan ballotting for the All-Star Game were released today and only one Sixer is among the top players at his position.
Yes, center Samuel Dalembert.
This might say more about the Eastern Conference than Dalembert, but he is second among centers with 116,708 votes. That puts him well behind Orlando's Dwight Howard, who has 775,933 votes. Howard is the top votegetter in either league regardless of position.
Voting continues through Jan. 11, for paper balloting and through Jan. 19, for NBA.com and wireless balloting.
LeBron James leads all Eastern Conference forwards with 643,786 votes, followed by Boston’s Kevin Garnett
(495,514), the leading vote-recipient in 2008. Miami’s Dwyane Wade, the NBA’s leading scorer, leads all Eastern Conference guards with 623,311 votes, followed by Detroit’s Allen Iverson (492,093).
Kobe Bryant leads all Western Conference players with 719,252 votes, followed by Houston center Yao Ming (529,290). The New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul follows Bryant at the guard position with 406,220 votes. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (442,203) and Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire (370,470) pace all Western Conference forwards.