NBA ALL STAR VOTING RESULTS 1981 – RICHFIELD
- Robert Parish (Bos), Bobby Jones (Phi), Micheal Ray Richardson (NY), Mike Mitchell (Cle), Leonard Robinson (Pho), Jamaal Wilkes (Lal) and Otis Birdsong (KC) played as reserves despite not being listed in the Top 5 voting result for their positions.
- Larry Bird (Bos), not listed in the Top 5 forwards, started the game because Dan Roundfield was injured.
- Since 1975, the NBA All-Star selections have been left to the fans who vote to determine the starting five for each team. NBA coaches complete the rosters.
- Until 1974, the starters per team and three bench players were chosen by sport writers and sport casters.
- Until 1973, each NBA team had to be represented with at least 1 player and a maximum of 3 players.
Ballot 1981 Votes