NBA to remove the center position from All-Star ballot
The NBA has decided to remove the center position from this season’s All-Star game ballot. Voters will now get to vote for three front-court players, opposed to two and a definite center. This decision has been made based on the lack of true centers in the NBA today.
Current NBA exectutive, Stu Jackson on the decision:
“It makes sense. It made sense to our Competition Committee. Having a center is the only specific position that was singled out on the ballot. It just seemed a little outdated and didn’t represent the way our game has evolved. By the same token, it also affords the same opportunity, if you have two good centers in a given year, pick ‘em both. They both can be selected. Which is impossible right now.”