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Swashcuff
03-31-2010, 12:56 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2010-03-31-insider-fans-vote-mvp_N.htm?csp=34


The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that, for the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to help determine the winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player award.

Through a dedicated Web page on NBA.com, fans can submit their votes for MVP, ranking their top five choices. The combined fan vote will count as one vote, with the remaining 124 votes coming from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.The 2009-10 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year Award will be announced following the conclusion of the 2009-10 NBA regular season.

“The NBA Most Valuable Player award presented by Kia Motors is our league’s most talked about and coveted individual accolade, and Kia Motors is providing an incredible opportunity for our fans to have a voice in determining the winner of the award for the first time,” said Executive Vice President of NBA Global Marketing Partnerships Mark Tatum. “Kia Motors is adding to the honor of winning by continuing its effort to donate new vehicles to charity on behalf of all four 2010 NBA Performance Awards recipients and ensuring that each award will have a lasting impact in its respective community.”

Raph12
03-31-2010, 12:58 PM
Wow 1 vote out of 125... How important. :rolleyes:

MagicDojo
03-31-2010, 01:03 PM
Lol ok so if it is tied at 62-62 the fans will have a voice/

Sadds The Gr8
03-31-2010, 01:08 PM
Whew...I thought it was gonna be like the NBA dunk contest winner. Cause if it was, you might as well give Lebron the next 7 MVP's right now...NBA fans are BRUUUTAL.

jackdawson
03-31-2010, 01:22 PM
Only for 1 vote? Are they trying to insult the nba fans? I have always thought David Stern is a stupid ***.

LeBroom
03-31-2010, 01:24 PM
Hey, I think this is a good idea. It's a start imo. As time passes by, the Fans' involvement will be bigger. This is the right move. Nice job by Kia Motors and Stern.

Dol-Fan
03-31-2010, 01:25 PM
Well, here comes one vote for Allen Iverson :rolleyes:

Giaps
03-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Fans should not be allowed to vote for this...

For every 1 responsible fan who will make an educated voted, there will be 10 who:

1) Vote based on their favorite team
2) Vote based on popularity alone
3) Vote against who they don't like
4) Vote randomly for the sake of voting

BAD IDEA.

mvb815
03-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Well, here comes one vote for Allen Iverson :rolleyes:

you mean yao ming?

first player to never play a game in a season and get at least 1 mvp vote

HoopsDrive
03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Fans should not be allowed to vote for this...

For every 1 responsible fan who will make an educated voted, there will be 10 who:

1) Vote based on their favorite team
2) Vote based on popularity alone
3) Vote against who they don't like
4) Vote randomly for the sake of voting

BAD IDEA.

Agreed.

clutchski
03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Wow 1 vote out of 125... How important. :rolleyes:

lol yeah..it's stupid

HoopsDrive
03-31-2010, 01:35 PM
you mean yao ming?

first player to never play a game in a season and get at least 1 mvp vote

Can't believe I missed this, so true :up:

Big Zo
03-31-2010, 01:38 PM
Hey, I think this is a good idea. It's a start imo. As time passes by, the Fans' involvement will be bigger. This is the right move. Nice job by Kia Motors and Stern.

It's ********, and if fans ever do have a significant say in it, it may as well be re-named the Most "Popular" Player Award.

GSW Hoops
03-31-2010, 01:39 PM
Fan votes: "OMG ALLEN IVERSON AND VINCE CARTER AND MCGRADY FOR MVP!!!"

Don P.Belasario
03-31-2010, 01:40 PM
This must be the work of chicago fans lobbying the NBA lol

Now we can start hearing about Derrick Rose in the conversation....

Sly Guy
03-31-2010, 01:42 PM
you know wh8at this means?

(1/125)(voting weight)*1e9(number of chinese basketball fans worldwide)=8,000,000(votes for Yi Jianlian)

He's still got a chance!!!!!

HoopsDrive
03-31-2010, 01:43 PM
You guys must be :smoking: some hot **** to think that anyone other than Yao Ming will get this vote.

Yao Ming: 1st player to never play a game in a season to get an MVP vote as mvb815 said (barring restriction rules).

Raph12
03-31-2010, 01:46 PM
Only for 1 vote? Are they trying to insult the nba fans? I have always thought David Stern is a stupid ***.

And this is why we only get one vote, because of fans like you. :rolleyes:

DerekRE_3
03-31-2010, 02:36 PM
Thank god it's only one vote.

JNA17
03-31-2010, 02:56 PM
fans should not even get one vote lol.