Mark Cuban: NBA should dump fan voting for All-Star game

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested the NBA should do away with fan voting for the All-Star game, saying the leading total of 1.5 million votes for Golden State's Stephen Curry was so low it was "embarrassing."

Cuban said Friday the roster should be expanded to 14 players from the current 12. He said coaches or general managers or both should choose the players.

The outspoken owner said the low total for Curry was evidence that the "system's broken, absolutely, positively broken."

Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista led baseball's All-Star fan voting last year with about 5.9 million ballots.

Cuban said the voting totals indicated that "basically .01 percent of NBA fans cared enough to vote."

The NBA All-Star game is Feb. 15 in New York.

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