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6 Pacers on ballot for All-Star Game

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Danny Granger, who was an NBA All-Star in 2009 and two-time All-Star David West are among the six Indiana Pacers players listed on the ballot for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Orlando on Feb. 26.

Also listed among the Eastern Conference forwards is Tyler Hansbrough, along with guards Darren Collison and Paul George and center Roy Hibbert.

While Granger seeks his second selection to the East All-Stars, West will be looking to join a select group of players that has been named to the All-Star team in both conferences. West was on the Western Conference All-Star team in both 2008 and 2009.

There are several ways fans can cast their votes as part of this season’s all-digital program, including in 16 languages on NBA.com and through mobile phones by texting the player’s last name to 6-9-6-2-2 (“MYNBA”) or by visiting m.NBA.com on any wireless carrier. Sprint customers can also access the ballot and vote through the new “Sprint NBA Mobile” application, which has been called the most comprehensive app in the marketplace for NBA fans.

The 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting presented by Sprint also includes expanded SMS voting. Fans can now vote for 10 different players per day, per phone number, via SMS voting by sending 10 separate SMS messages, each one with a different player’s last name. Fans can vote for All-Stars via SMS at any time by texting from their mobile phones. Message and data rates may apply. Previously, fans could cast one SMS vote for one player per day.

Fans can vote directly on NBA.com or use their Facebook profile information to help create an NBA.com All-Access account, which enables them to complete a ballot. After submitting their All-Star selections, fans will have the ability to share them with their friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots.

Wireless and SMS balloting, as well as voting on NBA.com, will conclude on Jan. 31.

Starters will be announced live on TNT on Feb. 2, during a special one-hour pregame show at 7 p.m. The special will air prior to TNT’s exclusive doubleheader that night.

Players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: Bill Simmons (Grantland), Sekou Smith (NBA.com), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Ian Thomsen (Sports Illustrated).

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