LeBron James (Lakers) did not get a single vote for the first time since his debut.
According to the local media’Yardbaker’, James did not win a single vote in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season MVP vote held on the 3rd (Korean time). It came as a shock to those who had kept James for a long time.
A total of 100 voters participated in the MVP vote held on the 3rd. The winner was Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) of the Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid showed unrivaled performance under the goal this season, beating Nicola Jokic (Denver) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee). It was his first MVP award.
In the midst of this, the result of James’s vote also left a surprise. He did not receive a single vote from the 100-member voting corps. It was the first time he had experienced it in 20 years of playing in the league.
In his first year in the NBA, he won the Rookie of the ㅋㅋㅋ벳 Year award and was ranked 9th in MVP nominations. After that, he was mentioned as an MVP candidate every season. He has been named MVP four times. His most recent award was in 2013.
James is averaging 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this season. He led the Lakers to a dramatic playoff advance in the second half.
It was a cold point from the evaluation team that although he belonged to a very good axis in terms of his performance alone, he was not a cold MVP candidate. For the first time since his debut, James garnered 0 votes, leaving a strange sense of loneliness.