Never in the history of the NBA MVP voting has there be a unanimous winner and that is dating back to 1956. LeBron James was named the MVP on Sunday, fourth time he has won the award. James could of been the first unanimous winner, but voter Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe cast his first place vote to Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
Washburn explained his decision in Mondays column. "If you were to take Anthony off the Knicks, they are a lottery team. James plays with two other All-Stars, the league's all-time three-point leader, a defensive stalwart, and a fearless point guard. The Heat are loaded,"
James is unquestionably the best player in the league, but I felt this season Anthony had more value to his team."
His vote for Anthony have some media members calling for him never to vote again, which is ludicrous.
Washburn is a well respected writer that has been covering the NBA for several years. Anthony did miss 15 games this year, but he is the only star player on the oldest roster in the league. This is a fair debate, its one I don't agree with. But its not as if Washburn voted for Jeremy Lin.
If I had a vote if would of gone to James, who's value every night is MVP worthy. He plays both ends of the court. There is no debate he is the best player on the planet.
For the record Michael Jordan was never unanimous winner, neither was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. Did anyone ever call for any individuals to lose their vote?