Originally written May 06, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Happy Monday to all. Lebron was officially named as the Most Valuable Player. We all know this was imminent and likely. What was the question is whether he will be the first unanimous one. Unfortunately, he wasn’t. He was close, though, as he snagged all but one first-place vote. The Akron native thought it was a NY-based person who gave the dissenting vote, since that lone vote went to Carmelo Anthony. However, it was Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe who volunteered that he was the dissenter, explaining his decision in his column. He felt kind of embarrassed to be the lone guy who went against the grain. He said that he was anticipating others to stump for Melo, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. Keep in mind that the NBA never divulges which voter cast his vote (unless the voter himself shares his ballot). It’s easy to nitpick his decision, especially after the brickfest the ‘Cuse alum threw at the Celtics and against the Pacers. But the same theory kind of applies to how J.R. Smith won the 6th Man of the Year. He probably was won over by that huge Knick stretch near the end of the season. He [...]
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