Originally Posted by DenFan38
I'm sure to some voters it does, but it's rookie of the year and not most valueble rookie so I'm not sure how many take winning into consideration.
I was still all for the co-ROY's, season wise they both individually had the same season. I'll take it though as LeBron is looking at another trophy this year, the MVP award(and that NBA championship trophy would be nice also but I'm not an optimist when it comes to the Cavs in the playoffs, seen them about 4 too many times get beat heartbreaking style.)
Well, we're falling into the exact same argument that all the commentators and radio hosts and TV personalities got into last season.
It seems to me the arguments went as such:
"well, LeBron has had hype that nobody has ever had, he's out of high school, and he lived up to that hype."
"well, Carmelo took his team to the playoffs."
So it was an odd situation. If winning shouldn't matter, should "living up to the hype?" I personally think considering they had literally mirror stats (give or take a few tenths of percentages) they deserved to share it.
And I'm not a LeBron hater by any means, like some Nuggets fans/Melo homers are. He's a tremendous talent. And yes, he might very well take MVP. But as far as last year goes, 'Melo got kind of robbed. He deserved a share of that title.