Lakers Nation’s Picks Versus The Real Winners

You fans of LakersNation voted for your 2011 Performance Award candidates and the actually voting results have been released. Although most of the awards were in favor of one candidate, several of them were split and fans could not decide who to pick. However, the debate is officially over and there is no more speculation. The NBA has announced the winners of the 2011 Performance Awards, and now its time to see if LakersNation was accurate with its own voting.

Defensive Player of the Year:

Winner – Dwight Howard

LakersNation Pick- Ron Artest

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard one his third Defensive Player of the Year and become the first player in NBA history to win the award three consecutive times. This season, Howard has averaged 22.9 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and a career-high 1.3 steals. LakersNation, however, favored Ron Artest who had struggled for most of the season. Artest was the first place vote getter with 1,747 votes, while Howard came in second with 1,5111 votes. The last place vote getter in the LakersNation.com voting was Serge Ibaka with 168 votes.

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpRozBR34KM&feature=player_embedded

Next: Rookie of the Year

[phpbay]Lakers Swingman, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay]
You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…