1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

NBA Awards - Who didn't vote Harden in Top 5 MVP?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Deuce, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Messages:
    24,436
    Likes Received:
    10,840
    Lebron is close to going to his 10th nba finals lol.

    nobody wants to hear the rockets complaining about anything anymore.
     
  2. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    35,671
    Likes Received:
    12,720
    It's two totally separate things. Caring about what the voters think, and caring about how we should react to what voters think. To use an extreme example to illustrate the point, I may not care about the voting result, but I would care if some crazy fan decided to post death threats against voters.

    Regarding voters, I care more about the aggregate result, rather than voting of specific voters. People will vote how they want to vote, and that's fine. If the aggregate result is way off, then there's cause for concern (to the extent we really care about MVP awards for James Harden at this stage of his career).
     
  3. blahblehblah

    blahblehblah Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    4,225
    Likes Received:
    3,175
    If voters not voting for Harden I their top 5 proves their bias/hate for Harden, doris burk placing him 3rd proves otherwise right?
     
  4. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    42,162
    Likes Received:
    26,922
    Harden didn't deserve Top 5. Was terrible for 2 months and we were a 4 seed.
     
    blahblehblah likes this.
  5. RHU525

    RHU525 Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    3,909
    Except the people they voted for instead of him were Luka, Lillard? 7th and 8th seeds with worse numbers? Cmon
     
  6. mightybosstone

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Messages:
    2,244
    Likes Received:
    3,043
    Normally I would complain about stuff like this, but:
    1. Other posters are right in that Harden already has an MVP, multiple top 2-3 finishes and individual accolades. So who cares?
    2. Even though Harden's start to the season was otherworldly and he finished super strong in the bubble, he also had that atrocious stretch in January when he played some of the worst ball of his career and Westbrook had to keep the team afloat. I can't blame someone for seeing that stretch and questioning a vote for Harden over someone who was more consistent this season.
     
  7. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    42,162
    Likes Received:
    26,922
    Oh, don't get me wrong. Harden not being worthy of Top 5 doesn't mean he wasn't screwed over.
     
  8. jordnnnn

    jordnnnn Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    8,821
    Likes Received:
    7,471
    Don’t know why I decided to look it up but here it is

    NBA scoring champ and where they finished that season in MVP voting going in reverse order from this season for the last 20 years

    Harden - 3rd
    Harden - 2nd
    Harden - 1st
    Westbrook - 1st
    Curry - 1st
    Westbrook - 4th
    Durant - 1st
    Anthony - 3rd
    Durant - 2nd
    Durant - 5th
    Durant - 2nd
    Wade - 3rd
    James - 4th
    Bryant - 3rd
    Bryant - 4th
    Iverson - 5th
    McGrady - NA
    McGrady - 4th
    Iverson - 9th
    Iverson - 1st

    Only twice in the last 20 years has the scoring champ not been top 5 in MVP voting. And for the most part they are top 3. Tmac led the league in scoring on a last place team and got no votes. Iversons 6th place Philly team got him 9th place.
     
  9. The_Yoyo

    The_Yoyo Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Messages:
    16,677
    Likes Received:
    2,853
    not surprised at all actually that the two Indians voted this way.
     
  10. JumpMan

    JumpMan Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    6,111
    Likes Received:
    2,597
    Explain?
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now