After more than a month of fierce competition and online voting, the NBA All-Star voting comes to a close today. So, just a few hours before the polls close tonight, we took at look at how voting has been going on social media. Which players are getting the most votes?
There have been more than 10 million #NBAVotes tweets posted since polls opened on December 10. More than 1.2 million of those were posted just today, and 1.3 million tweets were posted yesterday. And voting isn’t happening just on Twitter; there have been another 250k posts on Instagram.
The NBA has a tough job ahead of it when it comes time to pick the winners. There are a lot of typical favorites in the mix, but over the past few days, some dark horses have surged into the race. Take, for example, Kyle Lowry. This tweet offering someone a free iPhone 6s+ if they retweet a vote for Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors has received more than 35k retweets in the past 24 hours. That’s gotta help Lowry’s chances.
— Lewis (@UnboxTherapy) January 18, 2016
Another crazy candidate is Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder. His fans have taken this vote absolutely viral, racking up more than 3 million tweets over the past month.
Other well-represented players include Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol, Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Steph Curry. We’ll see soon who wins! In the meantime, we’ll keep tweeting our votes for office favorite Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors.
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