Whoops: Clippers color commentator mistakenly filed MVP ballot for Most Improved Player award
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2014
Sure enough, as you scrolled down, you saw something curious: the ballot cast by Michael Smith of Prime Ticket/FOX Sports West, who serves alongside the legendary Ralph Lawler as the color commentator on Los Angeles Clippers broadcasts. Smith's choices: The NBA announced the winner of its annual Most Improved Player Award on Wednesday, with Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic taking home the honors after posting career-best scoring and shooting-percentage numbers en route to leading a Suns team that nearly everybody expected to lose big while rebuilding to a stunning 48-win season that came this close to a playoff berth in the brutal Western Conference. Dragic won in a landslide, receiving more than half of the first-place votes cast by the 126 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted and netting twice as many total points as second-place finisher Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers.