Ben Simmons received two player votes, over 46,000 fan votes to be a starter in the All-Star game
Despite our best efforts here at The Liberty Line, Ben Simmons was not selected to be a part of the 2022 All-Star festivities. Earlier tonight, the NBA announced the rosters for the All-Star game and Simmons was not listed on the Eastern Conference roster.
It should come as no surprise that Joel Embiid was named a starter in the 2022 All-Star game for the fifth year in a row. However, I was really hoping for the world to burn and that Ben Simmons would find his way onto the Eastern Conference All-Star team, despite never playing a game this season.
In voting, NBA Players had to select two backcourt players and three front court players from the Eastern and Western Conferences. Starters for the All-Star game were chosen through a combination of player, fan, and media votes.
As it turns out, we were not the only ones campaigning to get Ben Simmons selected as an All-Star. Simmons ended up receiving two player votes. Cheers to the anonymous players who put Simmons down on their ballots. Absolutely hilarious.
Of course, the no-fun police, cowards in the media casted zero votes for Simmons to be an All-Star.
The fans however, did everything possible to get Simmons selected to the All-Star game, casting over 46,000 votes for Ben to be a starter.
Simmons finished 25th on the Eastern Conference guard list in a weighted score.
It would have been Ben Simmons fourth All-Star appearance but unfortunately the fans and players came up short in making All-Star voting a complete mockery.