The 2011 NBA MVP Award was a hotly-debated topic on the Internet, with Derrick Rose vs. Dwight Howard spurring a classic eye-test vs. stats debate that waged throughout the winter and early spring. As it turned out, though, the debate wasn't really much of a debate. Rose earned 113 of the 121 first-place votes (one ballot was for the fans), and had 1,182 points in total in winning MVP. Nobody even placed him lower than third on their ballot.
The other first-place votes went to LeBron James (4), Dwight Howard (3) and Kobe Bryant (1). Here is the full breakdown of the MVP voting, via an NBA press release.
|Kobe Bryant||LA Lakers||1||18||32||40||12||428|
|Kevin Durant||Oklahoma City||-||6||10||20||38||190|
|Manu Ginobili||San Antonio||-||2||-||-||6||20|
|Amar'e Stoudemire||New York||-||-||1||-||4||9|
|Blake Griffin||LA Clippers||-||-||1||-||-||5|
|Tony Parker||San Antonio||-||-||-||1||-||3|
|Chris Paul||New Orleans||-||-||-||-||2||2|