Meet the NBA Writer Who DID NOT Vote for LeBron James

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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.

 

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