The second return of the 2021 All-Star Game voting has arrived and as usual, NBA fans left their mark on the voting. This year the big game will be played in Atlanta after the league agreed to carry out the event next March. That said, the fans have participated, supporting their favorite players although some of them aren’t necessarily good enough to make it to the game.
When the second return surfaced, fans were quick to notice how some players received more votes than other stars while not playing at a good level. The biggest example of that is Klay Thompson, who was 10th in the first return of the votes and now has climbed some positions, being the 8th most voted guard in the Western Conference. This was more surprising than the first time and NBA fans took to Twitter to express their opinion on that.
Lakers’ LeBron James and Nets’ Kevin Durant continue to be leaders in second round of NBA All-Star Game fan voting. Warriors‘ Stephen Curry and Wizards‘ Bradley Beal leaders at their position too. pic.twitter.com/rCe7VBQp1z
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 11, 2021
While some made jokes about it, others attacked the people that voted for the Golden State Warriors star and others pointed out that Los Angeles Lakers’ Alex Caruso was 10th, with more votes than players like De’Aaron Fox or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Really Caruso and klay pic.twitter.com/JqeKvFlCqS
— Adi (@ChubbXHunt) February 11, 2021
Caruso & Klay Thompson really have more votes than Shai? pic.twitter.com/aEBoURbv6w
— (@AICapxne) February 11, 2021
Alex Caruso lmao
— Matt (@sixringsofsteeI) February 11, 2021
Alex Caruso getting votes pic.twitter.com/PL2hKUS2o3
— (@PlayoffDraymond) February 11, 2021
how does klay have 225k votes
— (@ChefSZN_) February 11, 2021
They gon have him in the corner in a wheelchair for spot up threes
— Fragile Fred (@FredTheLegMF) February 11, 2021
I swear… Lakers & Warriors fans… y’all just nuts pic.twitter.com/Ydt0xu6cnn
— ıllıllı ıllıllı (@MOC_Dude) February 11, 2021
Caruso is top 10 again
— Alex (@SlayBater3) February 11, 2021
Alex Caruso has more All-Star fan votes than DeAaron Fox !
Crack heads alert !! pic.twitter.com/OXejUMFZFM
— Dr_Rmen (@RmenBioCorp) February 11, 2021
Caruso not the goat??
— Hi (@Hi38626059) February 11, 2021
so lakers fans got mad when warriors fans voted klay and wiggs but then they vote caruso?? and how the fuck are shai and de'aaron not here?
— Eric Paschall Fan Club (@ep7fanclub) February 11, 2021
— #DeshauntoPittsburgh (@Minkahsznn) February 11, 2021
Klay at 225k votes…. pic.twitter.com/iQQufZAuLX
— Nick Hagelgans (@Nick_Hagelgans) February 11, 2021
— MAX7️⃣(he/him) #SGA2ASG (@bazelyformvp) February 11, 2021
Lmaooo Klay pic.twitter.com/z2Rb5CH6LA
— • Bread Pito • (@___oscarjr) February 11, 2021
Klay and Caruso… smh
— adam (@PeakBrodie) February 11, 2021
Well, this is what happens when fans want to troll with one of the biggest events of the season and they found a very fun way to do so. Of course, not everybody likes this strategy but this is democracy and that’s how things work when fans use the tools they have to vote for their favorite players.