The Miami Heat now have a much better chance to become the first team since the 1990 Los Angeles Lakers to have three NBA All-Star starters.
NBA.com reported the league will announce Wednesday a change in the All-Star balloting. Fans will vote for three frontcourt players rather than two forwards and a center.
Under the old rules, it had remained to be seen where a media selection panel would place Miamis Chris Bosh on the ballot. He was a power forward last season until becoming the starting center during the NBA Finals. And that is the position he is slated to play this season.
Had Bosh been on the ballot at forward, which had been the case in his previous nine seasons, he would have had little chance of being an All-Star starter due to Miamis LeBron James and New Yorks Carmelo Anthony having a lock on that position. Now, with three frontcourt players being selected, he could join those two in being selected as a starter for the Feb. 17 game in Houston.
James has started eight...