Meet the NBA Writer Who DID NOT Vote for LeBron James


Lebron James won the NBA MVP award, but was one vote shy of being the first unanimous winner. James received 1,207 points and 120 out of a possible 121 first-place votes, with Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony receiving one vote. James beat out, in order: Thunder forward Kevin Durant (765 points), Anthony (475 points), Clippers guard Chris Paul (289 points) and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (184 points).

“It was probably a writer out of New York who didn’t give me that vote,” James said Sunday of Anthony’s first-place vote. “We know the history between the Heat and Knicks so I get it.”

He couldn’t have been more wrong. On Monday, Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn explained why he voted for Anthony over James.