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NBA poised to deny Houston media market MVP vote

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Stormy1234, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Stormy1234

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    you gotta be kidding me

    i wanna say im shocked, but then again im not
     
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    Well that is weird.
     
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    Did anyone read the article?

    Jonathan Feigen can't vote because of the Chronicle not the NBA. Who else in this city covers the rockets?

    Is the chronicle part of conspiracy to keep the Harden from being the MVP. Houston didn't didn't have a vote last year either.
     
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    You gotta be kidding me!!!!
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    Give Clutch a vote.
     
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    @Clutch should have the vote for Houston!
     
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    Meanwhile....Royce Young is rubbing his hands together.
     
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    LOL @ "clutchsads" conspiracy theory being proven correct. The fix is in, blackball, mano negra, voodoo, whatever it is the world hates Harden and Houston Rockets fans right now, we are the convenient whipping boys in any basketball discussion.

    HOUSTON VS THE WORLD
     
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    The title of the article implies there is an overarching conspiracy (I get it, clicks are needed to pay bills) but this sounds like a case of the Rockets organization/ city of Houston not dealing with this issue earlier.
     
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    These useless made up awards are trash anyway. I wish they all went away.
     
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    How is this even possible or allowed?
     
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    This is somewhere beyond ridiculous. What about the Houston Press? Doesn't Jeff have a gig with them? Clutch, obviously. We could bombard the Chronicle with texts and emails telling them that they need to support their city's team.
     
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    Doesn't Tim McMahon cover the Rockets for ESPN since they let go of Calvin Watkins? I don't know if he does double duty with Dallas and Houston, but I am guessing if he has a vote than that the "local" Houston vote.
     
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    That is what the article is insinuating. MacMahon does cover the Rockets. But he is "shared." His beat also includes his hometown Dallas, Utah, Denver, Memphis and New Orleans.

    Somehow SAS (Michael C. Wright) and OKC (Royce Young) have ONE DEDICATED reporter to their team.
     
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    most of the media whores just vote however the league office and league sponsors want them to anyways
     
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    The article did say the list of who has votes from the media and who does not for MVP will be revealed after the awards. It did say it usually mirrored (over 90%) of the media that voted for all-star. Looking at the list this year there are 24 of the 100 people that are affiliated with ESPN. ESPN has such a huge hold on who wins these awards by virtue of that alone.

    Harden BTW received 99 of a possible 100 media votes. How that happens during the middle of his historic season I have no idea. Curry received 97 out of 100 votes.

    Other people receiving votes?
    Westbrook with 2
    Dame with 1
    Klay with 1

    The Oklahoman and Royce Young each had a vote (thats probably where the 2 Westbrook came from which took away from Curry)
    The Oregon had 1 vote - Probably where Dame's vote came from
    Now Marc Spears (ESPN/Undefeated) had a vote and he basically is a GS mouthpiece and Ros-Gold Unwode had a vote through turner and she used to work for CSN Bay Area and covered the Warriors exclusively before her deal with Turner. Either one could have (If I had to guess it was Spears) voted Curry/Klay

    Just saying that local biases do happen and if its a close race it can most definitely have an impact on the total Harden has.

    Honestly though if he loses to Giannis I would have no problem at all. Giannis is totally worthy of winning the award this year. Though if Giannis barely wins it then missing out that local vote could make the difference as winning back to back MVPs would put Harden in rare company.
     
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