Thunder players Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Jeff Green and Thabo Sefolosha are on the 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot, which was revealed Thursday. Thunder fans can cast their ballot for Durant, Green, Sefolosha and Westbrook beginning Friday night at the Thunder Watch Party at Buffalo Wild Wings, 4130 NW Expressway.
Paper balloting will be available at all Thunder contests at Oklahoma City Arena beginning Monday against Minnesota and ending Jan. 13 against Orlando. Through Jan. 17, for the first time fans also can print one specially coded ballot per day and mail as directed on the form. For SMS voting, fans can vote for players by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA"), or by visiting m.nba.com on any wireless carrier. Fans are permitted one SMS vote per day, per phone number until Jan. 23. Fans also can vote immediately at thunder.nba.com. Starters will be announced Jan. 27 during a special one-hour pregame show on TNT at 6 p.m., which will air prior to doubleheader coverage of the Miami at New York at 7 p.m. and Boston at Portland at 9:30. The 60th All-Star Game will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will mark the fifth time the city has hosted the event (1963, 1972, 1983 and 2004). A case for Greg Oden in Oklahoma City