MVP vote: All the rankings of NBA legends

MVP is the most important individual accolade an NBA player can win, so we decided to put together a list of how legends did in MVP voting throughout their careers, ranking them by the number of seasons they received votes. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar owns …

MVP is the most important individual accolade an NBA player can win, so we decided to put together a list of how legends did in MVP voting throughout their careers, ranking them by the number of seasons they received votes.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar owns the record for most MVPs for one player with six and it will be very hard to beat, but he’s not the leader in most seasons with MVP votes, which belongs to LeBron James with 19.

In case you’re wondering, Michael Jordan comes at No. 6 in this ranking, receiving votes in merely 13 seasons.

Check out the rest of these rankings below.

HoopsHype compiled NBA awards ballots to determine the expected 2022 winners

HoopsHype gathered official 2022 NBA awards ballots from media members privately along with others made public via social media and stories.

With the regular season in the rearview mirror, we have obtained the official NBA awards ballots from media members who disclosed their votes privately with HoopsHype and others made public via social media and stories. We’ve tabulated 24 in total.

One individual award and several spots on the All-Defensive and All-Rookie Teams were separated by thin margins. The results of the poll are listed below.

Note: Numbers in parentheses show the percentage of points relative to the maximum amount possible for each award.

HoopsHype awards: How our ballot would look like

HoopsHype submits its 2021-22 NBA awards ballot, including choosing between Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and GIannis Antetokounmpo for MVP.

With the regular season all but wrapped up, the 2021-22 NBA awards season is almost upon us, with hotly-contested debates circling primarily around the most important accolade of them all: Most Valuable Player.

The Rookie of the Year race is also a close one while Defensive Player of the Year is as wide open as it has been in years.

Below, check out the 2021-22 NBA awards ballot as voted upon by HoopsHype staffers.

Ranking the 12 likeliest NBA players to win awards this season

HoopsHype ranks the 12 likeliest NBA players to win major awards for 2021-22, including Tyler Herro leading the Sixth Man of the Year race.

The 2021-22 NBA award season is going to be an intriguing one, as although we do have some clear-cut choices for some of the accolades, there are others that are going to be hotly contested until the final day.

We decided to break down the race for the various major NBA end-of-year awards in a different way. We are going to rank the 12 likeliest players to take home career-defining accolades this season.

Finishing in first means that the player is a borderline lock to win that award. Finishing 12th means there’s a somewhat decent chance the player takes that accolade.

Let’s jump right into this fun exercise.

12 times NBA awards were pretty ridiculous

HoopsHype breaks down 11 NBA awards that didn’t make any sense, including Wilt Chamberlain not winning MVP the year he averaged 50 points.

Besides fan voting leading to some ridiculous All-Star appearances throughout the years, the media hasn’t exactly been perfect with their award voting either.

From players winning MVP without making 1st Team All-NBA that same season to Defensive Players of the Years being 2nd Team All-Defense Team members, there have been some truly head-scratching moments in NBA awards history, sometimes caused by the media deciding some awards, coaches deciding others and players deciding still others.

Below, check out 12 times NBA awards were questionable, strange or downright ludicrous.

Jonah Jackson added to the Pro Bowl roster

Lions LG Jonah Jackson added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement

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The Detroit Lions gained another Pro Bowl playerPro Bowl player on Monday. No, they didn’t sign anyone. Jonah Jackson made it to the Pro Bowl.

The Lions left guard earned the honor as an injury replacement. Jackson is taking the place of Washington’s Brandon Scherff, who is out with an injury.

It’s a great nod to Jackson and his strong 2021 season. In his second NFL campaign, Jackson emerged as a reliable pass protector and a very good run blocker for the Lions. He helped key the best rushing attack in Detroitbest rushing attack in Detroit in almost 20 years. Jackson even filled in quite well at center in an injury pinch.

Penei Sewell represents the Lions on the PFWA all-rookie team

Lions right tackle Penei Sewell earns a spot on the PFWA all-rookie team

Congrats are in order for Detroit Lions rookie right tackle Penei Sewell. The Lions’ first-round pick earned a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) all-rookie team for 2021.

Sewell and fellow first-rounder RaShawn Slater both had outstanding NFL debuts at tackle. Sewell’s play really ascended when he moved to the right tackle position midyear.

Despite significant contributions from the rookie class, Sewell was the only Detroit player to make the list.

Four other Lions rookies deserved some voting attention. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had a fantastic finish to his first year but faced historically unprecedented competition from Ja’marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle. Cornerback Jerry Jacobs was arguably the best undrafted free agent rookie in the entire league, but didn’t play enough to unseat two excellent first-round CBs. Kicker Riley Patterson proved to be an NFL talent but for not as long or as consistently as Cincinnati’s Evan McPherson. Defensive tackle Alim McNeill didn’t register the stats to compete with the pass rushing DEs; the PFWA does not differentiate between DT and DE, unfortunately.

The full PFWA all-rookie team.

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Lions shut out of PFWA’s All-NFC team

The Detroit Lions were shut out of PFWA’s All-NFC team

Finishing with the worst record in the conference as a team did not help any individual Detroit Lions earn a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFC team.

No Lions appeared on the honorary squad, which was released on Monday. Detroit also missed out on having any players make the All-NFL roster as voted upon by PFWA members. It was not an unexpected situation for no Lions to appear.

Voting was completed before the postseason. The full list of All-NFL and all-conference teams is available via Twitter:

As a disclaimer, I am a PFWA members and voter. I included rookie right tackle Penei Sewell and punter Jack Fox on my All-NFC ballot.

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Best of the Night in the NBA: James Harden, Scottie Barnes and more

Our daily NBA awards for last night’s games.

Stephen Curry’s game-winning buzzer-beater highlighted Friday night’s action in the NBA.

Here are our picks for the MVP of the Night, the International Player of the Night, the Rookie of the Night, the Breakout of the Night, as well as the player who struggled the most in the Rough Night category.

Best of the Night in the NBA: Chris Duarte, Jose Alvarado and more

Our daily NBA awards for last night’s games.

The Pelicans, Suns, and Pacers picked up wins Thursday night against the Knicks, Mavericks, and Warriors respectively.

Here are our picks for the MVP of the Night, the International Player of the Night, the Rookie of the Night, the Breakout of the Night, as well as the player who struggled the most in the Rough Night category.