Rondo 8th in MVP voting

May, 12, 2012
5/12/12
3:03
PM ET
Greg M. Cooper/US PresswireRajon Rondo finished eighth in MVP balloting this season.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo finished eighth in the balloting for the 2012 MVP.

Rondo earned eight votes -- 2 fourth-place votes and 6 fifth-place votes -- for a total of 12 points. That put him one point behind Orlando's Dwight Howard, but ahead of names like Phoenix's Steve Nash (7), Miami's Dwyane Wade (6), Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (4) and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (4).

LeBron James took home his third MVP trophy with 1,074 points. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (889) and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (385) rounded out the top 3 spots.

Rondo earned those votes from a from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the
United States and Canada (as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote).

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

PODCASTS

Baseball Tonight

Buster Olney talks to Marc Topkin about the Rays' plans with David Price. Plus, Jayson Stark on Price and the rest of the trade market as the trading deadline looms over MLB.

Tom Brady, Patriots

Patriots QB Tom Brady talks about donating to The V Foundation for Cancer Research and more.

Joe Buck, MLB

FOX's Joe Buck discusses his memories of Derek Jeter, Jeter's final season, the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox and the rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

Brian Windhorst, NBA

ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst weighs in on the Heat's reaction to LeBron James' departure, James' mindset regarding free agency, whether the Cavaliers should pursue Kevin Love and more.

TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9