Even though John Wall and Ben Simmons haven’t played a single minute this season, both guards have surprisingly received All-Star votes from players.
Each year, the results of the All-Star vote have a new surprise in store for us. Most of the time, it’s a deserving player who gets snubbed. However, this year’s voting results were shocking as guards John Wall and Ben Simmons received votes from other players.
Keep in mind Simmons and Wall are two incredible superstars, when healthy can even be named to the All-NBA team. However, these two players haven’t even played a single second for their respective teams. Despite this, oddly enough, the Philly two-way guard received 2 votes and the Rockets slasher got 1.
Players’ All-Star votes shouldn’t be taken too seriously, either.
Ben Simmons received 2 votes. John Wall received 1.
They have played 0 minutes this season. pic.twitter.com/uVGItdTT0i
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 28, 2022
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NBA Twitter trolls John Wall and Ben Simmons as they receive All-Star votes from other players
As soon as the results went viral, NBA Twitter erupted with reactions.
They agreed to vote for each other and Ben voted for himself
— Jacob Schumacher (@Jacob_Schu_24) January 28, 2022
John Wall probably voted for himself and Ben probably got the vote from one of his teammates who want him back
— Depressed Lebron Burner (24-25) (@legoatburner623) January 28, 2022
I bet those votes came from their Klutch family
— ‘ ️ (@_Talkin_NBA) January 28, 2022
—Tomas (@Tomasmfa) January 28, 2022
“Why don’t they let players vote on MVP?”
Why they won’t let players vote on MVP: https://t.co/1BUCrESyFP
— Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) January 28, 2022
Along with the 2 player votes, Simmons also received 46,031 fan votes, putting him above players like Patty Mills, Caris LeVert, Kemba Walker and others.
While Wall received 5,602 fan votes alongside 1 player’s vote to rank him No. 50 among Western Conference guards.
Also Read: Warriors Forward’s Selection as All-Star Starter Over Other Superstars Left Pundits Baffled
For the very optimistic fans and the 3 players who voted for Simmons and Wall, we won’t see either player put on for the All-Star Game.