Results of early voting for the NBA All-Star ballots were released on Thursday, and, despite the best start of his career from of Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday, he doesn't rank near the top of leading backcourt vote-getters in the Eastern Conference.
CSNPhilly.com's Marc Zumoff wrote about Holiday and other members of the East's backcourt list on Friday, stating that while Holiday might be more deserving than others with more votes, it's up to Sixers fans to make their voices heard:
"Cleveland's Kyrie Irving has more votes, but really hasn't played enough. Jason Terry also has more votes and is a nice player, but I'd rather have Holiday. I won't ever criticize the fans and their voting because they ultimately pay and I wouldn't ever deny them their right to vote. So ... fans ... Sixers fans ... if you think Holiday is worthy, get out to vote."
Dwyane Wade (the leading vote-getter in the East's backcourt with 430,925) of the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (382,613 votes) are the clear top two choices, with Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets solidly in third. After that, though, the list becomes a little more muddled. Holiday, with 35,193 total votes, only trails the Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings for ninth place by a little over 400 votes.