Only MVP Voter To Not Give LeBron James First-Place Explains Himself

May 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) dribbles against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Pacers won the game 102-95. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, LeBron James claimed his fourth MVP award in five years. But that was not the story – everyone knew that James was the overwhelming favorite and the actual award ceremony was merely a lingering formality. Instead, everyone was wondering the name of the one single voter who chose Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James.

James was one vote short of being the first-ever unanimous MVP, but Gary Washburn, of the Boston Globe, had other plans. In a piece for the Globe, he explained his reasoning and if you are curious as to why he picked Melo, I suggest you read it. Here is a little snippet:

“Firstly, when I submitted my vote in mid-April, I had no idea I would be the only voter to leave LeBron out of first. This isn’t Mrs. Wilson’s class, I don’t walk around asking fellow sportswriters their answers to the US History quiz. I had no idea whom the writers were voting for, so this was no LeBron conspiracy.”

You can read the rest of the story here.

 

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Topics: Miami Heat, NBA Playoffs, New York Knicks

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