The voting pissed him off. That’s how LeBron James reacted to the MVP voting. He got only 16 first-place votes for the VP award this season, which was only good for second place.
The MVP award went to Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. James made the reaction after his team won against the Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He said that he was frustrating to only get 16 out of 101 possible first-place votes.
Also, he said that he wasn’t saying that Antetokounmpo was undeserving of the award. However, the voting pissed him off. It was the fourth time for James to be runner-up for the MVP race. He added that he came second a lot in his career. Also, he said that he got better each day he spent in the league. However, there was stuff that was out of his control.
LeBron James Reacted to Voting
According to a sports betting platform, Antetokounmpo became the third player to be the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same year. The two other players who achieved the milestone are Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan.
Based on PayPerHead reports, James was on track to join the elite group in the 2012-2013 season. However, Marc Gasol won the Defensive Player of the Year award. Also, Gasol was named in the second team All-Defense.
A blog for bookies described it as becoming the MVP but was only part of the second All-NBA team. It didn’t make sense. James wondered if the voters know the game of basketball or they were watching the narrative.
James claimed that he wasn’t saying that he should be the MVP for this year. However, he was arguing about the disparity in the voting. His teammates said that he deserved the award this year.