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    NBA ALL STAR VOTING FINAL RESULTS 1997 – CLEVELAND

    • Terrell Brandon (Cle), Chris Gatling (Dal) and Latrell Sprewell (GS) played as reserves despite not being listed in the Top 10 voting results for their positions.
    • Dikembe Mutombo started the game because Patrick Ewing 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 1997 Votes

    S=Starter R=Reserve
    WEST
    GUARDSTMVOTES
    Gary Payton SEAS1,206,539
    John Stockton UTAS1,127,250
    Clyde DrexlerHOU926,432
    Jason KiddPHO911,858
    Nick Van ExelLAL447,347
    Eddie Jones LALR372,196
    Mitch Richmond SACR347,195
    Avery JohnsonSA313,349
    Jeff HornacekUTA300,324
    Stephon MarburyMIN298,706
    FORWARDSTMVOTES
    Cedric CeballosPHO1,877,232
    Shawn Kemp SEAS1,713,049
    Karl Malone UTAS1,337,319
    Kevin Garnett MINR481,911
    Tom Gugliotta MINR280,504
    Sean ElliottSA274,016
    Detlef Schrempf PORR259,839
    Cedric CeballosPHO229,787
    Michael FinleyDAL209,611
    Brian GrantSAC171,169
    CENTERSTMVOTES
    Hakeem Olajuwon HOUS1,487,310
    Shaquille O’NealLAL1,305,941
    David RobinsonSA753,247
    Sam PerkinsSEA187,698
    Olden PolyniceSAC172,143
    Felton SpencerGS162,752
    Arvydas SabonisPOR151,775
    Bryant ReevesVAN121,523
    John WilliamsPHO115,372
    Brian WilliamsLAC/CHI52,325
    EAST
    GUARDSTMVOTES
    Michael Jordan CHIS2,451,136
    Anfernee Hardaway ORLS1,132,024
    Allen IversonPHI567,641
    Reggie MillerIND506,553
    Joe Dumars DETR428,535
    Damon StoudamireTOR396,863
    Tim Hardaway MIAR309,220
    Jerry StackhousePHI292,669
    Glen Rice CHAR199,216
    Mookie BlaylockATL190,348
    FORWARDSTMVOTES
    Grant Hill DETS1,868,020
    Scottie Pippen CHIS1,683,956
    Dennis RodmanCHI887,483
    Chris Webber WASR396,365
    Juwan HowardWAS283,512
    Toni KukocCHI273,429
    Vin Baker MILR269,994
    Otis ThorpeDET268,793
    Christian Laettner ATLR225,893
    Larry JohnsonNY220,886
    CENTERSTMVOTES
    Patrick EwingNY1,395,759
    Alonzo MourningMIA1,041,570
    Dikembe Mutombo ATLS541,528
    Marcus CambyTOR329,522
    Luc LongleyCHI301,838
    Gheorghe MuresanWAS235,156
    Shawn BradleyNJ174,123
    Rik SmitsIND169,063
    Vlade DivacCHA119,671
    Rony SeikalyORL83,241