In unsurprising news, Warriors star Steph Curry was selected to the 2021 NBA All-Star team as a starter.
What about the rest of the team? Yep -- even Klay Thompson got some love.
Kelly Oubre Jr. received three player votes and 216,470 fans votes. Damion Lee earned two player votes with 37,456 votes from the fans. Draymond Green got eight player votes and 424,869 fan votes. Andrew Wiggins received eight votes from players and 771,737 fan votes.
Wiggins is averaging 17.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this season and has been an imperative part of the Warriors’ defense.
Oh, but Klay, who hasn’t played a single game this season -- and none since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals -- due to injury, still managed to rake up a single All-Star vote from a player and 335,859 votes from fans.
That’s pretty impressive. Maybe fans truly were impressed with his lounging abilities on the boat where he spent a romantic Valentine’s Day on the San Francisco Bay.
That would earn a vote from me.
Naturally, the names of LeBron James (who was named a starter and captain) and Kawhi Leonard were among the top of the list of All-Star selections, but it was nice to see some love shown for the Warriors' role players.
The overall voting process takes into account three phases: Fans, current NBA players and a media panel voting for the game.
The game itself will take place on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga. Coverage will begin at 2 p.m. PT.
The NBA and the Basketball Player’s Association announced that as part of the event, they will commit more than $2.5 million in funds toward Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as support and awareness around equity and access to COVID-19 care, relief and vaccines.