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LeBron James picked up his fourth MVP trophy Sunday. Congrats again to him! Well deserved. He received 120 of 121 first-place votes by league media members and analysts. The lone other first-place vote went to Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Twitter went crazy with who was that ONE person that didn’t vote for LeBron. Check out what LeBron and Melo had to say about it AND today it was revealed who that one person was…




Gary Washburn is the man that voted for Melo. According to his Twitter, he is the National NBA writer for the Boston Globe and will give some of his thoughts on the NBA, other sports and various topics.

Via Gary Washburn at BostonGlobe:


Why my MVP vote this year was Carmelo Anthony:

When I placed my NBA MVP vote a few weeks ago, I knew I would be in the minority. I knew LeBron James was the prohibitive favorite to win his fourth award because he unquestionably is the best player in the game.

I voted for Carmelo Anthony based on his importance to the New York Knicks, who, if you haven’t been paying attention the past decade, have failed to be relevant.

When the voting was announced Sunday afternoon, I was flabbergasted to learn I was the lone voter among 121 to not give LeBron a first-place vote, truly believing Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and perhaps even Kobe Bryant would snag a first-place vote or two.

Firstly, when I submitted my vote in mid-April, I had no idea I would be the only voter to leave LeBron out of first. This isn’t Mrs. Wilson’s class, I don’t walk around asking fellow sportswriters their answers to the US History quiz. I had no idea whom the writers were voting for, so this was no LeBron conspiracy.



VIDEO via FoxSports:

Melo on LeBron: “LeBron gets it, I take my hat off to him, he deserves it,” said Anthony. “They had a helluva year, to win 27 straight games, a hell of an achievement.”

A league spokesman said Sunday the NBA does not release the names of award voters or their ballots.

LeBron: “It’s probably a writer out of New York that didn’t give me the vote,” James said during Sunday’s award ceremony at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I know the history between the Heat and the Knicks. So I get it.”