WATCH: Pistons center Drummond gets help from Barack Obama, Eminem for NBA All-Star candidacy

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond

Pistons mashed up Barack Obama’s speech clips and recreated Eminem and Dr. Dre’s classic “Forgot About Dre” to entice NBA All-Star Game voters to select Drummond

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has finally been unleashed this season after stepping out of the shadow of former twin tower combo Greg Monroe.

Through 39 games this season, the 22-year old Drummond has averaged career-high numbers in scoring (17.8 points) and rebounding (15.3 rebounds), on top of 53 percent shooting from the field.

Not only are his numbers up, the NBA has taken notice of his early season effort – which included eleven consecutive double-doubles to start the season – and awarded him as the Player of the Week twice in the month of November.

It’s no secret around the league that Drummond is one of the NBA’s most improved players this season.

However, NBA fans see things differently and casted votes for perennial all-stars LeBron James, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony to lead the way as backcourt starters in this year’s NBA All-Star Game in Toronto following the third return of votes.

Detroit Pistons center Andre DrummondBut the Detroit Pistons are not giving up on the possibility of having its first All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in 2009 by creating awareness for Drummond in mashing up US President Barack Obama’s previous speeches to recreate the classic Dr. Dre and Eminem collaboration “Forgot About Dre”.

Take a look at the amusing mashup from the Detroit Pistons’ Twitter account:

Drummond needs more than 7,000 votes to win, as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony garnered 368,336 votes to 361,307 for Drummond in the latest returns released by the NBA.

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Kobe Bryant, who is set to retire after this season, appears to be a shoo-in as a starter for the West All-Stars with an overwhelming 1,533,432 votes to lead all players in voting.

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