There is no doubt Gasol has not only played like an All-Star, but has made some sick plays you’ve never seen a 7 footer perform as well. That being said, he still is behind in the voting – get out there and vote Lakers fans!
L.A. Times: All-Star votes continue to be tallied, and, no shocker, Kobe Bryant leads the Western Conference. Pau Gasol, however, lags far behind the top West forwards.
“It’s tough to get voted in,” Gasol said. “You need to get all the fans to make a constant effort to send that vote in.”
Gasol had almost 500,000 votes when the league announced updated results Thursday. Duncan had more than 1.1 million votes and Stoudemire had almost 750,000.
Gasol, who was an All-Star with Memphis in 2006, is averaging 17.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists, numbers that will probably translate to All-Star status as a reserve. Starters for the game will be announced Jan. 22, and backups will be selected a week later by all the coaches.
“If you get in by the coaching votes, that also has a great value because they know what’s really going on out there,” Gasol said.
Just the same, he acknowledged voting for himself.
“Once or twice, just to give me a couple extra votes,” he said, smiling.
The All-Star game is Feb. 15 in Phoenix.