Found May 05, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Le Batard really loves Miami. Which makes this weird. Via Deadspin, Dan Le Batard didn't vote for LeBron James for NBA MVP: deadsp.in/mRNt1SL — Deadspin (@Deadspin) May 6, 2013 Ok so when it broke this afternoon that LeBron received 120 out of 121 votes for NBA MVP, a witch hunt started to figure out who the hell voted for Carmelo Anthony. Now we know. It was the Miami Herald's (and ESPN's) Dan Le Batard, a huge Miami homer and LeBron fan. Why you ask? Well according to Deadspin, the reason is simple — attention. Of course it was Dan Le Batard. The Miami Herald and ESPN reporter is taking credit as the only one to vote against James for the regular season MVP, instead electing to vote for the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony. And now he's paying (read: trolling everyone by retweeting every single person who tweets him incredulously) the price. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Yes, his vote robbed LeBron James of the first unanimous reg...
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