Should we be offended that someone didn't vote for LeBron for MVP?
Lots of people are flabbergasted at the idea that someone could select anyone other than LeBron.
I can't blame them, since it seems clear that LeBron is playing an another level compared to the rest of the league. There's no one in the NBA who can compare to LeBron's overall skills, when you look at his offensive and defensive effectiveness.
But is it that crazy that no one else could possibly be considered the MVP?
Washburn voted for Carmelo Anthony, which further complicates things, since most people believe that despite his offensive skills, Anthony is a liability in almost all other aspects. He isn't a great passer, he's a subpar defender, and he only rebounds when he feels like it.
LeBron, on the other hand, is one of the better passers in the league, rebounds extremely well, is one of the best defenders in the league, and elevates the play of everyone around him. He did it in Cleveland, and he's doing it again in Miami. He's one of the greatest players the league has ever seen, and even Washburn believes that LeBron will eventually win 7 MVP awards.
So why Carmelo? Washburn says that he means more to his team, pointing to the fact that the Knicks really don't surround Anthony with a lot of talent, while the Heat have guys like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh around him.
Is that a good enough reason to pass over an obviously superior talent? Personally, I don't think so. I'd go with LeBron. Washburn went with Carmelo Anthony. What do you think? Should he be criticized for his choice? Or is it not that big of a deal?