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Clipper broadcaster accidentally casts MVP ballot for Most Improved Player

Apr 23, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT

Mike Smith, the former BYU standout who had three seasons in the NBA, is probably the guy you know better as the Clippers’ broadcast color commentator who at least a game says something that has you shaking your head.

His Most Improved Player votes also left us confused.

1. Kevin Durant
2. LeBron James
3. Blake Griffin

Except that was not meant to be his MIP votes, rather his MVP votes, he tweeted.

It’s just a very Mike Smith things to do… but hey, it is a good MVP ballot. (And to be really fair, there are a lot of voters who genuinely fear they will do something like this, that it’s not that hard to screw up.)

Does this mean that Anthony Davis is going to get his first place MVP vote?

You could make a case that Durant should be in the MIP discussion, same with Griffin, but it would be tough to put them ahead of winner Goran Dragic, or even Anthony Davis (who came in third).

  1. seattlesuperchronic - Apr 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    What a dingus.

  2. lj312chicago - Apr 23, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    I can stand listening to mike smith and the other guy….bingo!…..stfu

  3. campcouch - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM


  4. ufools - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    Clipper fan here…..but still don’t understand why this homer gets a vote.

  5. ufools - Apr 24, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    Clipper fan here…..but still don’t understand why this homer gets a vote.

  6. mcfleezy12 - Apr 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Anyone involved with the clippers save Doc, has no true experience with these things. MVP, MIP, DPOY and Coach of the year, have never been in topic of discussion until this year. Hope they can keep it going becuz I have a feeling the Lakers will be back soon and the run of the town is over.

    • redbaronx - Apr 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      @mcfleezy12 – I wouldn’t be too sure that the Lakers will be back soon. They have a lot of roster work to do. I imagine the next time they’ll compete for rings will be after Kobe retires in two years. If they get lucky, 2015-2016 might be doable if they can dominate free agency, but the big problem with the Lakers is that they have nothing on their roster worth any trade value once Gasol leaves. And if they resign Gasol, I still don’t see him being that effective anymore.

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