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NBA All-Star voting 2017 tips off on Christmas Day

GAME TIME: Golden State Warriors

NBA PLAYERS and basketball media will join fans in selecting the starters for NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans.

NBA All-Star Voting 2017 is presented by Verizon, and will tip off at 4 p.m. UK time on Dec 25 before an exciting lineup of five Christmas Day matchups on BT Sport.

The last time fans were first given the opportunity to vote for NBA All-Star starters was during the 1974-75 season. This year, the league will extend the platform to include two other important constituents of the game – NBA players and NBA media.

Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, while all current players and a panel of basketball media will account for 25 percent each.

Players and media will be able to complete one full ballot, featuring three frontcourt players and two guards from both the Eastern and Western Conference, and players may vote for their teammates or themselves.

NBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through NBA.com, the NBA App,Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.

All current NBA players will be available for selection.

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