Despite Career-Worst Play, Kobe Bryant Dominates All-Star Vote
Kobe Bryant is dominating the NBA All-Star fan voting this year, leading league MVP Stephen Curry by more than 200,000 votes, despite poor play.By Grant Suneson | December 25, 2015
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has had a rough year. His stats are at career lows and his Lakers are firmly at the bottom of the Western Conference. But he can still win at one thing: All-Star fan votes.
With less than a month left to vote, Bryant is well ahead of his competition with close to 720,000 votes. He’s even dominating reigning MVP and human highlight reel Stephen Curry, who’s received just 510,000. (Video via Foot Locker)
It’s not surprising that fans want to see one of the best basketball players of all time get one final All-Star appearance during his farewell season. But it’s still somewhat odd to see a player who’s struggled all season set to receive an honor usually reserved for the NBA’s best.