The first fan counting of the All-Star votes is in, and a whole hoard of NBA fans want Klay Thompson to be named an All-Star despite injury.
The voting for the All-Star games began on 29th January, and the first counting of the fan votes are out. Kevin Durant is leading the East in the votes, with 2.30 million. LeBron James is leading the West with 2.28 million votes. Among the guards, Stephen Curry is leading the way with 2.13 million in the West, whereas Bradey Beal is leading among the East guards with 1.27 million.
For the Golden State, we see two other names on the list along with Stephen Curry. Warriors’ forward Andrew Wiggins sits on the 7th spot among the West forwards. He has 264k votes to his name.
Klay Thompson holds 10th spot among guards despite being out since 2019
Klay Thompson last suited up for the Warriors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He exit the game back then with a torn ACL in his left knee. Klay looked like he had made a full comeback, and was raring to go, when he suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in November, during a practice session. The injury ruled him out for the 2020-2021 season, marking it the second straight season he has been out due to injury.
Even though Thompson has been out, the love that fans hold for him has not diminished. In the first fan counting, Klay holds the 10th spot among the West guards, having secured almost 100k votes.
Nets‘ Kevin Durant and Lakers‘ LeBron James lead the NBA’s first All-Star fan voting returns. Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Wizards’ Bradley Beal join Durant and James as leaders at positions. pic.twitter.com/ukvOeyx49H
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 4, 2021
The 5x All-Star has been a key contributor to the Warriors’ success and we cant wait to see him out on the court again. While Klay may not get the All-Star nudge this season, his Splash brother would be sure to rep the team.