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

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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