At a media event Thursday, Kenyon Martin and Andre Miller of the Denver Nuggets cast the first ballots in voting for the NBA All-Star Game. But as Rocky Mountain News writer Chris Tomasson points out, they’re not allowed to vote.

In the fine print on my All-Star ballot, it tells me that employees of the NBA and its member teams are “ineligible to vote.” And here’s where the hammer really comes down: Dance team members, ball kids and even members of their family also are barred. So here’s hoping no Nuggets ball boy gets busted for voting on the Internet late at night.

The NBA All-Star Game will be played Feb. 20 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.