NBA to account for spelling errors in social media All-Star voting
NBA All-Star voting is in full swing and fans are taking to social media to cast in as many votes as possible.
The format this year calls for fans to spell out a player’s name with the hashtag #NBAVOTE to count as one vote.
In a hilarious but purposely creative way, the Sacramento Kings encouraged fans to vote for a full starting five in the Western Conference. It was an attempt to garner votes for DeMarcus Cousins but forfeit the others due to misspelled names.
According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the NBA’s vote counting system will allow misspelled names and take them into account as votes. That should put a few minds at ease knowing the league received all of the misspelled name votes and counted them.
What the Kings meant as a slick joke actually earned votes for a list of players on opposing teams.