There is a month and change prior to the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. With that in mind, it will soon be tie to determine which players will head to Sin City for this year’s festivities.
It was announced that voting for the All-Star Game will get underway on Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m. and conclude on July 9.
The WNBA also announced Google as its new All-Star Voting partner and that this is the first season fans could vote via Google search.
The game will use the same format as last year with rosters being announced without regard to conferences.
Fifty percent of the vote will be represented by fans with 25% going to players and 25% to media. On July 11, the starters will be announced with reserves being unveiled four days later.
The captains of the two teams will be the two players that receive the highest number of All-Star votes. A league release says that details about the All-Star draft will be announced later.
The release said a voting update will be shared on July 2.
Two things stick out: One – will this year’s All-Star Draft be televised in some form or fashion whether it is on ESPN, ABC, NBA TV, CBS Sports Network, or Twitter? Also – with the laundry list of stars on the sidelines this WNBA season, the idea of the two captains being fellow Las Vegas Aces (A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage) is unlikely but possible.
After all – both were in last year’s All-Star Game in Minnesota, now both are in Vegas as virtual grand marshals for late July’s festivities.
Then there’s this detail regarding the game to also keep in mind…
“ESPN will broadcast the 2019 WNBA All-Star Special from the Mandalay Bay Center in Las Vegas on Friday July 26, at 7 p.m. on ABC. The All-Star Special will include skills and three-point contests.”#wnbaASG #growthegame
— W-insidr (@TheWinsidr) May 14, 2019