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    NBA releases player emojis for All-Star Game MVP voting

    Feb 12, 2016
    Fans can vote Kobe Bryant or LeBron James as All-Star Game MVP via tweets with player-specific emojis. AP

    TORONTO — Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter — using emojis.

    That's right. Fans can vote for a black snake (Kobe Bryant), a king's crown (LeBron James), or an eyebrow (Anthony Davis).

    The NBA announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that emojis had been created for all 24 players in Sunday's game by using a hashtag and their full name. Beginning in the fourth quarter, fans can vote by using #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet.

    Retweets will count up to 100 times and the fan vote winner will account for 25 percent of the overall vote.

    Bryant, nicknamed the Black Mamba, has won the MVP award four times. King James, as the Cleveland superstar is known, has won twice.

    Emojis were also created for the TNT crew, including a doughnut for Charles Barkley, who took it in stride.

    "That's funny," Barkley said. "You can't take yourself too serious."

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    Fans can vote Kobe Bryant or LeBron James as All-Star Game MVP via tweets with player-specific emojis. AP
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