Lebron james left isn t happy with the defensive player of the year voting. Milwaukee bucks forward giannis antetokounmpo won the award for the second time in two seasons topping co finalists lebron james of the los.
James was just 24 years old.
Lebron james dpoy voting. Lebron james claimed that the voting criteria when it comes to handing out individual accolades has been inconsistent ever since he came into the league and he proceeded to give a very good. The 2013 mvp voting finished extremely close with lebron james missing out on a unanimous selection by just one vote. Mike mcginnis getty images grizzlies center marc gasol took home the nba s 2013.
However things didn t go in a similar fashion when it came to the dpoy voting. A year by year list of the kia defensive player of the year award winners. 2019 20 giannis antetokounmpo milwaukee bucks 2018 19 rudy gobert utah jazz.
We are more than three weeks in the nba season and already lakers forward lebron james has been making a strong case to win an award for which he got exactly zero votes last season. X in 2009 cleveland cavaliers superstar lebron james won his first mvp award and finished a distant second to dwight howard in defensive player of the year voting. A look at who finished where in the voting for nba mvp.
It sucks james said thursday. Lebron went into detail as to why he thinks he should have also won dpoy during his mvp year in 2013. According to lebron he does not understand how marc gasol won that award while being voted.
Milwaukee lebron james isn t happy with finishing second in voting for the nba s defensive player of the year award for the second time in his decorated career. There were several top candidates that year in contention for defensive player of the year and once again lebron james stood as a strong favorite.