Based on HoopsHype research, NBA players didn’t use the #NBAVote hashtag much to endorse fellow NBAers for the All-Star Game on Twitter and, when they did, they typically used it to vote for current or former teammates – whether in the league or FIBA basketball.
Some more takeaways from this very important HoopsHype Twitter research:
– Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was the leading vote-getter, although with just six #NBAvote’s.
– Chris Paul received four votes, but none from Clipper teammates. (On another note, he received the very sought-affter support of Justin Bieber).
– Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas got four votes from his own teammates. The only other players with as many votes from members of their own team were Melo and DeMar DeRozan.
– With zero votes, likely back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry was shockingly snubbed… but he was not alone. Other stars with no Twitter support from their peers (not counting retweets) were Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap and Al Horford.
– Caron Butler voted for 14 different players, being by far the most engaged in the All-Star Twitter vote. He was the lone Kobe Bryant supporter, by the way.
Here’s the full list of NBA players and their #NBAVoters.
Carmelo Anthony (six votes): Kristaps Porzingis, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Kevin Seraphin, Chris Paul and Langston Galloway.
LeBron James (five votes): Kevin Love, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving.
Dwyane Wade (four votes): Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Caron Butler.
Isaiah Thomas (four votes): Kelly Olynyk, Evan Turner, Jonas Jerebko and Jared Sullinger.
Chris Paul (four votes): Carmelo Anthony, Caron Butler, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
DeMar DeRozan (four votes): Luis Scola, Norman Powell, Bruno Caboclo and Delon Wright.
DeMarcus Cousins (three votes): Caron Butler, John Wall and Quincy Acy.
Damian Lillard (three votes): Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Tim Frazier.
Kristaps Porzingis (three votes): Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Seraphin and Langston Galloway.
Kemba Walker (three votes): Caron Butler, Frank Kaminsky and Nicolas Batum.
Kyle Lowry (three votes): Norman Powell, Bruno Caboclo and Delon Wright.
John Wall (two votes): Bradley Beal and Caron Butler.
Rudy Gay (two votes): Caron Butler and Quincy Acy.
Marcin Gortat (two votes): John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Draymond Green (two votes): Stephen Curry and Gary Harris.
Kyrie Irving (two votes): Kevin Love and LeBron James.
Kevin Love (two votes): LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Rajon Rondo (two votes): Caron Butler and Quincy Acy.
Omer Asik (one vote): Enes Kanter.
Bradley Beal (one vote): John Wall.
Chris Bosh (one vote): Dwyane Wade.
Kobe Bryant (one vote): Caron Butler.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (one vote): Caron Butler.
Jamal Crawford (one vote): Chris Paul.
Andre Drummond (one vote): Caron Butler.
Kevin Durant (one vote): Caron Butler.
Danilo Gallinari (one vote): Gary Harris.
Paul George (one vote): Solomon Hill.
Manu Ginobili (one vote): Pablo Prigioni.
James Harden (one vote): Dwight Howard.
Dwight Howard (one vote): James Harden.
Ersan Ilyasova (one vote): Enes Kanter.
Reggie Jackson (one vote): Caron Butler.
DeAndre Jordan (one vote): Chris Paul.
Greg Monroe (one vote): Caron Butler.
JJ Redick (one vote): Chris Paul.
Klay Thompson (one vote): Stephen Curry.
ƒNikola Vucevic (one vote): Evan Fournier.
Hassan Whiteside (one vote): Dwyane Wade.