Wall: All-Star voting ‘a joke’

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has lashed out at the All-Star voting system, calling it "a joke".

Wall admitted that he cannot understand how he is currently trailing behind Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler in the voting for the Eastern Conference’s backcourt. 

The 25-year-old is currently averaging 19.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game this season. 

"It's a joke," Wall told CSN Washington. "I played like horses**t the first month and a half but I still was averaging like 16 and eight. That's not bad numbers."

Wall also took issue with the fact that Irving is among the voting leaders even though he has just featured in three games this season after making a comeback from the broken kneecap he suffered during the NBA Finals last season. 

"I guess it's the [Cavaliers’] record," Wall said. "No offense to Kyrie, he's played [three] games. If he was healthy, he probably would be in that position because he'd be playing well. I can see him there because that's how talented he is."

The 2016 All-Star Weekend will be held from February 12 to 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.