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The Kansas City Royals All-Star Ballot Story Has Us Wondering: Will Raptors Fans Do The Same Next Season?

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Bruno in the starting lineup for All-Star.

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I was reading about how the Kansas City Royals are currently slated to have eight (EIGHT!) players in the starting lineup of the All-Star game thanks to some very aggressive voting (and perhaps, some illegal means of ballot stuffing, whatever "illegal means for voting All-Stars" constitutes) from their fanbase and couldn't help but wonder: will Raptors fans do the same for their players next season with the game in Toronto?

It is very possible. This year, there was a strong push from within to get Kyle Lowry to the All-Star game. He likely would have been selected anyways, but fans and celebrities online (except for Justin Bieber, who forgot to use the correct hashtag) helped push Lowry in as a starter.

We already know our fanbase is one of the most active and rabid groups online, so I don't think it's unreasonable to think we might see several Raptors among the top of the voting list when the first rounds of ballots are announced next season. It's a lot harder in the NBA to get a random starter into the All-Star game, considering there are only five starting lineup spots, and there are global icons like LeBron James who will outvote other players even with a push from all across Canada.

So, if we're going to do this, I suggest we band together and focus on one player. Let's get Bruno Caboclo to the All-Star game this year. It sounds entirely possible we can do this.