Knicks reserve J.R. Smith won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award Monday, earning 72 first-place votes after averaging 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season.
One of the first-place votes that didn't go to Smith went to former Wizards/current Celtics guard Jordan Crawford. Yes, that Jordan Crawford, the Jordan Crawford who sulked his way out of Washington, but not before tweeting out his statistics and throwing his jersey into the crowd in a fit of frustration.
You're probably asking yourself, "Who would possibly vote for Crawford?"
A common sentiment among those who vote for the awards, however, is that someone accidently voted for Jordan when they meant to vote for Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (no relation), who came in second behind Smith.
Getting to this late: Jordan Crawford received a 1st-place vote for Sixth Man Award? There is a drop-down menu, someone clearly goofed. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 22, 2013
And I'm only hoping that whoever gave Jordan Crawford a first place vote for Sixth Man thought they were voting for Jamal — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) April 22, 2013
So there's that. That seems to make the most sense. Crawford finished seventh in the voting.
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