Image via getty mike ehrmann lebron james isn t holding his tongue. From 1956 to 1980 the winner was selected by the nba players.
Voters are supposed to vote in the 5 mvp finalists in order of who they believe deserves the award more.
Lebron james mvp voting by year. It was james closest second place finish with 209 mvp voting points separating him and antetokounmpo. In 2005 06 he ended up 236 points. After a monumental year 17 in the nba the los angeles lakers star finished a distant second in mvp voting and he made it clear.
3 rd place vote is worth 5 points. The most valuable player of the regular season is selected by a panel of pro basketball writters and broadcasters since 1981. In 2017 18 he finished 227 points behind james harden.
A 1 st place vote carries 10 points 2 nd place vote carries 7 points. The mvp winner receives the maurice podoloff trophy which is named that way after the first commissioner of the nba. Getting a vote every year of his career lebron also tied kareem abdul jabbar for most seasons receiving an mvp vote.
Based on mvp vote through the years lebron is indeed. Los angeles lakers superstar lebron james has won the nba s most valuable player award four times highlighted by two back to back trophies. Stephen curry in the 2015 16 season is the only player in nba history to have received all of the voters.
Mvp ballots had just one or three slots prior to 1981 when they. A 4 th place vote is worth 3 points and a 5 th place vote is worth 1 point. Lebron james finishes second in mvp voting behind giannis antetokounmpo photo by harry how getty images lakers star lebron james had an incredible year and was a deserving mvp candidate in 2020.