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Fans tweets to count toward MVP voting

Apr 9, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

Miami Heat's LeBron James trots back after scoring a basket against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida Reuters

LeBron James is going to win his fourth MVP going away. It’s a sure thing.

But if you think we in the media are clearly missing how great Tyler Hansbrough has been this season and think there should be a vote for him, now you can do it yourself on twitter.

The NBA is taking fan votes on twitter that will count toward the MVP voting.

You can also vote online.

The fans votes will be tallied and the player that gets the most will get a vote that will count the same as the 122 media member votes. (For the record, I do not have one of those votes.)

LeBron is going to win. On my ballot I’m thinking Kevin Durant would be second, Chris Paul third, Carmelo Anthony four and either Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan in the five spot. Hansbrough just misses the cut. But if you want to vote for him, go for it.

  1. eventhorizon04 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    “The fans votes will be tallied and the player that gets the most will get a vote that will count the same as the 122 media member votes.”

    So the fan vote counts for 0.8% of the total MVP vote.

    #FanEmpowerment

  2. divan22 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    “(For the record, I do not have one of those votes.)”

    Shocker!!!

    • packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Could you imagine that ballot!?
      1. LeBron
      2. Bosh
      3. Wade
      4. Mario Chalmers
      5. Random Heat player of choice

      I’m pretty sure the NBA looks for the unbiased writers of the world.

      • michaeljordanseviltwin - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM

        That would be a real cute comment except that Kurt EXPLICITLY SPELLED OUT EXACTLY WHO WOULD BE ON HIS BALLOT and none of the names are different from any of the other rational media members. So would you kindly shut up.

      • Distinguished Male - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        You realize Kurt is a Lakers guy, right?

  3. dolphindubs - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    So what you’re saying is that Allen Iverson is going to get a few votes for MVP?

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      I don’t get a ballot but I’m gonna tweet for Andrew Bynum once for every dollar he made this season.

      • rodgersmvp - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

        It’s the Peyton Manning vote. Look how bad they were without him! He’s obviously the most valuable player on the team and should win! They’d be in the playoffs with him, not sub-.500!

  4. mrlitl - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    LBJ is indeed valuable to his team. But this is really a most outstanding player award. MVP should be Kobe. Without him, Lakers are dead last.

    • jt1138 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      Technically they are dead last. In the playoffs.

    • Distinguished Male - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Tell that to the history of MVP voting in any sport.

  5. asublimeday - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    Those all-white Miami jerseys must be a great way for your fans to come out of the closet.

  6. fanofevilempire - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    0-3, does anyone know where the Knick story is?

    • jt1138 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      No, because nobody cares about the Knicks.

  7. DonRSD - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    LBJ MVP

  8. jt1138 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Juwan Howard for MVP!!

  9. soopreme - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Can someone explain to me why Kobe Bryant is ahead of James Harden in most MVP rankings?

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