Boston Globe NBA reporter Gary Washburn was the only writer to cast a first-place vote for Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in the NBA most valuable player balloting.
The other 120 first-place votes were cast for the Heat's LeBron James, who won the award for the fourth time.
Washburn explained his decision in his On Basketball column today. . . .
Anthony's impact on the Knicks:
...This isn't the Best Player in the Game award, it's the Most Valuable Player award, and I think what Anthony accomplished this season was worthy of my vote. He led the Knicks to their first division title in 19 years.