All-Star vote: The players who always do better with fans than peers

HoopsHype staff
·4 min read

For the fifth year in a row, the NBA has disclosed the vote for All-Star starters of fans, media and players. Since we now have the data of where each player ranked in the final results, we decided to look for patterns.

For example, which players do better with fans than with their NBA peers?

Klay Thompson fared way better in the fan vote than in the player vote, which makes some sense this year considering he’s injured and fans can easily cast votes for players they like, not necessarily based on merit.

Other players who did way better with fans than peers are Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Kuzma, one current and one former L.A. Laker who used their time with the league’s biggest brand to build brands of their own.

For more details, you can check the list below. All rankings based on position and conference.

Klay Thompson

Fan vote: No. 4 in 2017, No. 5 in 2018, No. 5 in 2019, No. 15 in 2020 and No. 9 in 2021 Player vote: No. 8 in 2017, No. 9 in 2018, No. 11 in 2019, No. 64 in 2020 and No. 44 in 2021

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

Fan vote: No. 6 in 2017, No. 11 in 2018, No. 14 in 2019, No. 14 in 2020 and No. 13 in 2021 Player vote: No. 36 in 2017, No. 33 in 2018, No. 43 in 2019, No. 62 in 2020 and No. 23 in 2021

Kyle Kuzma

Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers

Fan vote: No. 10 in 2018, No. 8 in 2019, No. 12 in 2020 and No. 17 in 2021 Player vote: No. 12 in 2018, No. 19 in 2019, No. 44 in 2020 and No. 66 in 2021

JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee, Cleveland Cavaliers
JaVale McGee, Cleveland Cavaliers

Fan vote: No. 12 in 2017, No. 27 in 2018, No. 16 in 2019, No. 17 in 2020 and No. 33 in 2021 Player vote: No. 31 in 2017, No. 74 in 2018, No. 52 in 2019, No. 61 in 2020 and No. 87 in 2021

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard, Philadelphia 76ers
Dwight Howard, Philadelphia 76ers

Fan vote: No. 13 in 2017, No. 10 in 2018, No. 33 in 2019, No. 10 in 2020 and No. 16 in 2021 Player vote: No. 19 in 2017, No. 13 in 2018, No. 88 in 2019, No. 61 in 2020 and No. 22 in 2021

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
Derrick Rose, New York Knicks

Fan vote: No. 6 in 2017, No. 11 in 2018, No. 2 in 2019, No. 4 in 2020 and No. 8 in 2021 Player vote: No. 9 in 2017, No. 36 in 2018, No. 4 in 2019, No. 7 in 2020 and No. 18 in 2021

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala, Miami Heat

Fan vote: No. 9 in 2017, No. 12 in 2018, No. 16 in 2019, No. 63 in 2020 and No. 35 in 2021 Player vote: No. 22 in 2017, No. 74 in 2018, No. 60 in 2019, No. 85 in 2020 and No. 58 in 2021

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets

Fan vote: No. 7 in 2017, No. 14 in 2018, No. 20 in 2019, No. 41 in 2020 and No. 28 in 2021 Player vote: No. 15 in 2017, No. 27 in 2018, No. 39 in 2019, No. 64 in 2020 and No. 65 in 2021

Robert Williams

Robert Williams, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams, Boston Celtics

Fan vote: No. 44 in 2019, No. 51 in 2020 and No. 51 in 2021 Player vote: No. 88 in 2019, No. 85 in 2020 and No. 87 in 2021

Daniel Theis

Daniel Theis, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis, Boston Celtics

Fan vote: No. 49 in 2018, No. 43 in 2019, No. 39 in 2020 and No. 36 in 2021 Player vote: No. 74 in 2018, No. 88 in 2019, No. 85 in 2020 and No. 42 in 2021

Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers
Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers

Fan vote: No. 43 in 2018, No. 26 in 2019, No. 32 in 2020 and No. 39 in 2021 Player vote: No. 53 in 2018, No. 61 in 2019, No. 41 in 2020 and No. 66 in 2021

Draymond Green

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Fan vote: No. 5 in 2017, No. 2 in 2018, No. 9 in 2019, No. 14 in 2020 and No. 11 in 2021 Player vote: No. 9 in 2017, No. 7 in 2018, No. 10 in 2019, No. 18 in 2020 and No. 20 in 2021

Julius Randle

Julius Randle, New York Knicks
Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Fan vote: No. 26 in 2017, No. 29 in 2018, No. 45 in 2019, No. 26 in 2020 and No. 7 in 2021 Player vote: No. 35 in 2017, No. 47 in 2018, No. 52 in 2019, No. 57 in 2020 and No. 8 in 2021

Trae Young

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Fan vote: No. 21 in 2019, No. 1 in 2020 and No. 6 in 2021 Player vote: No. 26 in 2019, No. 3 in 2020 and No. 11 in 2021

Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox, New York Knicks
Kevin Knox, New York Knicks

Fan vote: No. 40 in 2019, No. 84 in 2020 and No. 59 in 2021 Player vote: No. 41 in 2019, No. 85 in 2020 and No. 87 in 2021

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