Thursday , Dec , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson on early track to start All-Star Game

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson leads all Eastern Conference
guards in the first return of All-Star voting, but what uniform he will wear,
or even if he will be voted ultimately to play in the February game remains a
mystery.

A two-time MVP of the All-Star game, Iverson hasn’t played the last four games
for Philadelphia 76ers and has been told to stay away from the team while they
try to trade him.

Iverson has 595,200 votes, just ahead of Miami’s Dwyane Wade (586,679) among
Eastern Conference guards.

However, if Iverson is traded to a Western Conference team, he will have some
ground to make up in the voting. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is first
among guards with 720,375 votes, followed by Houston’s Tracy McGrady
(668,130).

Houston center Yao Ming (836,392) leads all vote-getters after the first
returns. Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett (453,536) tops all Western Conference
forwards.

Cleveland forward LeBron James (808,570) leads the vote in the Eastern
Conference, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal (522,815) paces centers in the
conference.

The All-Star Game will be played Sunday, February 18 in Las Vegas.