The NBA All-Star vote for the starting five is typically a popular contest and the Eastern Conference guard first return is showing the proof. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has missed all but three games this season but is currently second in East voting behind Dwyane Wade.
If the vote continues to go this way, Irving will start over deserving guards like Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and John Wall. Wall has stated his displeasure with the vote to the media:
It’s a joke. I played like horses–t the first month and a half but I still was averaging like 16 and eight. That’s not bad numbers. I guess it’s the record. No offense Kyrie, he’s played (three) games. If he was healthy he probably would be in that position because he’d be playing well. I can see him there because that’s how talented he is.
Hard to argue with Wall but it would probably come off better by Lowry or Butler considering how disappointing the Washington Wizards have been.