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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose looks like he is finally enjoying himself on the court once again this season, averaging just under 19 points per game. After missing the last six games with an ankle injury, and seven of the last nine, he'll return to the court this evening against the Dallas Mavericks.
The second returns of #NBAAllStar Voting 2019 presented by @Google!— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 10, 2019
Vote on https://t.co/R6fBO5LSAS, the NBA App or by searching for your favorite player or team on Google.
Vote now! https://t.co/7WGNCNxnJB pic.twitter.com/akz3wREzFM
Despite missing all those games recently, D-Rose is the second-leading vote-getter amongst Western Conference guards. Yes, more than everyone at the position besides Stephen Curry -- and yes, even more than James Harden!
So Derrick Rose is leading James Harden in All-Star votes? Interesting... 樂樂樂 pic.twitter.com/2F2FaEisVo— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 11, 2019
Fan voting for the NBA All-Star game only accounts for 50 percent of the final tally but in this instance, it's 50 percent too much. Is it possible that 1,986,840 people have never watched Harden play basketball before? After all, he is on one of the most amazing runs in NBA history
Derrick Rose is still ahead of James Harden in all star voting pic.twitter.com/YulzZQHAaO— Brew (@IamBrewster) January 11, 2019
I fully understand that fan voting is the NBA's way of keeping the public involved in the whole All-Star process, but c'mon people!
Then again, Harden might very well end up winning his second consecutive MVP award at the end of the season and we could all just look back and laugh at this.
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