The NBA just released the current tally of All-Star votes. Here's the Eastern Conference numbers:
Forwards: LeBron James (Clev) 649,327; Kevin Garnett (Bos)
533,187; Chris Bosh (Tor) 303,550; Paul Pierce (Bos) 131,379; Josh
Smith (Atl) 109,404; Danny Granger (Ind) 100,122; Andre Iguodala (Phi)
75,146; Michael Beasley (Mia) 58,461; Hedo Turkoglu (Tor) 55,416;
Rashard Lewis (Orl) 46,073; Luol Deng (Chi) 37,428.
Dwyane Wade (Mia) 672,227; Vince Carter (Orl) 292,002; Gilbert Arenas
(Was) 212,526; Ray Allen (Bos) 208,276 Derrick Rose (Chi) 196,059;
Allen Iverson (Phi) 136,976*; Joe Johnson (Atl) 118,964; Rajon Rondo
(Bos) 113,371; Jose Calderon (Tor) 68,084; Mike Bibby (Atl) 48,935.
Dwight Howard (Orl) 625,279; Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 206,657; Andrea
Bargnani (Tor) 67,310; Al Horford (Atl) 52,747; Andrew Bogut (Mil)
45,920; Brook Lopez (NJ) 39,420; Jermaine O'Neal (Mia) 38,956; Rasheed
Wallace (Bos) 36,855; Kendrick Perkins (Bos) 19,408; Brad Miller (Chi)
17,188; Tyson Chandler (Cha) 14,062; Samuel Dalembert, (Phi) 13,969.
While we can celebrate the fact that KG and Paul Pierce are 2nd and 4th among forwards, and Ray is 4th among guards, I find it disgraceful that Kendrick Perkins ranks 9th among centers.
There hasn't been a lot of love for Rondo (8th among guards) either. The 136, 976 people who voted for Allen Iverson should be deported.