Wow, you sure can catch a lot of grief when you tell folks you voted LeBron James to 2nd Team All-NBA. I put that word out on Twitter at midweek, and I have been fending off venom ever since.
Hey folks: Here’s the explanation. Try to read through it and watch the entire video before tweeting your disgust, OK?
Actually, I find the selection quite reasonable.
First of all, the All-NBA ballot must include a center, two forwards and two guards on each of the three All-NBA teams. Second, I voted Kevin Durant first and Blake Griffin second on my MVP ballot. And since both are forwards, there was no room at the inn for LeBron.
Hey, that’s the way it is in a crowded house.
And by the way, Griffin got my second-place MVP vote because he was a rock over the course of the season for a Clippers team that posted more victories (57) then the two-time defending champion Heat (54). And they did it in a tougher conference.
If that seems illogical to you, I don’t mind. You are entitled to your opinion.
But I am not the only one who believed Griffin deserved a higher placement on the ballot than James. Doc Rivers, the coach of the Clipper, said the same thing less than two weeks ago.
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More on my ballot, plus a playoff preview, in this video with CineSport’s Brian Clark.