The first returns from NBA All-Star voting have come in, thanks to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, and one thing is clear. Either fans have spoken their minds accordingly, or a recount needs to happen, and fast. Some of the numbers just plain don't make sense and need to be addressed.
For example, Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (pictured) has managed to get 68,596 votes without even playing in one game this season. Granted, injured players like Amar'e Stoudemire and Dirk Nowitzki also received a good number of votes (a combined 127,322, to be exact), but they at least have timetables for their return and are locks for consistent production. The same cannot be said for Bynum.
Similarly, various role players seem to have accumulated a good number of votes, in some cases more than established star players.
Just the same, the early voting numbers for NBA All-Star Weekend seem way off. Some don't make any sense, and a recount needs to happen immediately.