The NBA has announced that Miami Heat’s LeBron James is the 2011-12 NBA MVP but San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and Tim Duncan also picked up some votes for the award.
Parker finished with 331 points (four first-place votes) making him fifth overall behind James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant in voting. Duncan finished with three points (one fourth-place vote) making him fourteenth in voting.
TP played exceptionally well this season for the Spurs. Not only did he make yet another All-Star appearance, he led the Spurs to the best record in the Western Conference, upped his assists to an all-time high at 7.7 per game, and steadied the team when Manu Ginobili was out of action due to injury (hand).
TD also played well considering many felt his best days were behind him. Averaging 15.4 points, 9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, Duncan showed he still is capable of being one of the best bigs in the NBA.
However, in the end, I am sure both Parker and Duncan will prefer walking away with another NBA title over this individual award.