Its the allstar game. Its a game for pure entertainment purposes to appease fans and say thank you. No one really cares who wins the game do they? As a fan i just want to see some cool shit, the players only start playing defense in the 4th quarter anyway.
If a player has the most amount of votes, it obviously means more people want to see him start and thus he should be the one starting. If you think its wrong, go vote for another player, and if he deserves to start he'll get the most votes. All of the starters currently would have been voted in by coaches anyway even if they don't get the fan votes. At the end of the day the squads are pretty much how they should be.
This is a joke. Basically all people did is look at the poll and ask themselves, "O who iz on da Heatz or da LakerzzZzz?" I mean honestly Shane Battier? Metta World Peace? Ray Allen? Pau Gasol? Get the hell out of here this is why I hate big market teams they're spoiled.
Just a popularity contest and pretty much always has been. Hence, Ricky Rubio (who has played all of 0 minutes this season) getting more votes than Mayo (who's having his best season in awhile). Stand out players do get recognition though.
If anything the game itself is a joke imo it would be better just to name the All-Star team by experts and coaches and give all the players a rest during mid season so they come back fresh for a while.
Imo the NBA would be better off implementing a America vs the World game instead of the West v East and do it after the playoffs instead of during the mid season. Even thought it would be a mismatch imo it would make for better viewing. (Lin would not make the world squad)