Surprised? Shouldn’t be. He’s had it in the bag for awhile now. Didn’t see any mention of who got the other votes, but I’d imagine they were divided between Kobe and Wade.
UPDATE: SJ here with the voting breakdown, via the NBA:
- LeBron James (1,172), Kobe Bryant (698), Dwyane Wade (680), Dwight Howard (328), Chris Paul (192), Chauncey Billups (33), Paul Pierce (21), Tony Parker (9), Brandon Roy (7), Dirk Nowtizki (3), Tim Duncan (2), Yao Ming (1)
Roy got next to no love with the 9th place finish. I still struggle with how he could finish behind Tony Parker. The Billups and Pierce things have become more tolerant over the past week. Without Billups, the Nuggets are in a Allen Iverson induced nightmare. And without Pierce, Boston isn’t anywhere close to where they are today. And you could say the same about Tony Parker..but…I guess the homer in me is speaking out. Other than that it was a runaway W for LeBron. Interestingly enough, D-Wade had more first place votes than Kobe but got smashed in second and third place votes.
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