While Kyrie Irving should and will be celebrated for his incredible rookie season as the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard by winning the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year, a look at the complete voting results reveals something else that warrants notice. Josh Selby earned a vote. Yes, that Josh Selby.
The unveiling of the full voting results of any award typically reveals some anomalies, some homer-isms and definitely some head-scratchers. But Josh Selby's own mother would not have voted for him this season. Coming into the NBA as a second round pick from Kansas to the Memphis Grizzlies, Selby did absolutely nothing to garner any attention at all, let alone be one of 12 players to earn a RoY vote.
Selby averaged 2.3 points, 1.1 assists and 0.5 rebounds. Someone is clearly using their RoY vote as a joke, since Selby hardly played in the second half of the season and only played in 28 games total.