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NBA Removes Center Position From All-Star Ballot

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(CBS) The NBA announced today the ballot for upcoming All-Star games with no longer include the center position.

Instead, the ballot will feature two position choices – guards and frontcourt.

Fans will now select two guards and three frontcourt players instead of two guards, two forwards and a center.

“The NBA’s competition committee and the league office agreed that having the center position as the only specific position singled out on the ballot was outdated and not representative of today’s game or players,” NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Stu Jackson said.  “Our players have become more versatile each season, and this ballot will more accurately reflect that versatility.”

The 2013 NBA All-Star Ballot will be unveiled on Tuesday, Nov. 13 during a special event in Houston.