LA Clippers to Filipinos: We want your All-Star votes
MANILA, Philippines – Ever since the NBA allowed fans to vote their favorite players into the All-Star Game through social media – simply by typing a player’s name with the hashtag #NBAVote – NBA teams have come up with unique and sometimes quirky ways to attract more votes.
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers, for example, who recently posted images with Filipino words, asking Filipino fans to vote for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest to join the party when it comes to appealing to the Filipino crowd – and they even put prizes at stake.
If fans want to win a signed basketball by star point guard Chris Paul and an autographed gold boxing glove by 8-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, they can do so by voting for Paul, DeAndre Jordan, or Blake Griffin through a post on the Clippers’ official Facebook page.
“Meron kang chance to win ng isang (You have a chance to win an) autographed ball from Chris Paul at isang (and an) autographed boxing glove from Manny Pacquiao,” the post reads.
“Ang kailangan mo gawin is to cast your vote para kay Chris Paul, Blake Griffin at saka DeAndre Jordan by commenting sa ilalim.”
(What you need to do is cast your vote for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan by commenting below.)
Here’s an image of what’s at stake:
In the latest NBA All-Star ballot returns, Chris Paul (410,284) still trails Steph Curry (1,200,467) and Russell Westbrook (609,901) in votes for the Western Conference backcourt guards sports.
For the frontcourt sports, Blake Griffin (396,630) trails Kobe Bryant (1,533,432), Kevin Durant (774,782), Draymond Green (499,947), and Kawhi Leonard (487,626).
DeAndre Jordan is all the way down at 13th in the Western Conference frontcourt ballot with 133,484 votes.
The All-Star game will take place on Sunday, February 14 in Toronto (Monday, February 15, Manila time). – Rappler.com