NBA Analyst Makes Statement On Ridiculous MVP Vote

After two straight years of being the MVP runner up, Joel Embiid finally captured his first MVP award, stopping the three-peat for Denver's Nikola Jokic, and while there was an argument to be made for either made, there's no doubting that along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, these were the clear top-three for the award in 2023.

However, when the official tally was announced, it was revealed that one voter left Jokic off his ballot entirely, that being NBA analyst and former player Mark Jackson, who has now released a statement on the ridiculous move to leave Jokic off the ballot.

When asked about it, Jackson revealed that he made a mistake, instead voting on the award like an All-NBA ballot (2 guards, 1 center, 2 forwards), and apologized to Jokic, who he believed should have been on the ballot, and while it was an understandable statement, there's no reason for someone with a vote to be making this type of mistake. 

We will now see if Jackson keeps his vote going forward, or loses it as many, himself included have alluded too.

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