For this year’s WNBA All-Star Game, which will emanate in two months from the Emerald City of Seattle, fans will not be the only ones who will be involved in the voting process.
The league announced yesterday that players themselves, along with members of the media will be included in the voting process along with WNBA aficionados.
The voting process will commence on June 13. Fans will still count for half of the vote with players and members of the media comprising a quarter of the vote each. Players will also be allowed to vote for themselves or teammates.
Media members as well as players can finish one complete ballot with three frontcourt players and two backcourt players.
Voting can take place either at WNBA.com/vote, via the WNBA App, via Facebook, or via Twitter using the hashtag #WNBAVote using a player’s first or last name or Twitter handle with only one player per tweet.
Voting will conclude on July 6 with the starters being announced on ESPN on July 11th. Coaches will pick the reserves, which will be announced the following week.
The All-Star Game did not take place last season due to the Olympics in Rio de Janiero. The last All-Star Game was in 2005 in Connecticut—a 117-112 win for the West All-Stars with Maya Moore winning MVP.