Apr 25, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards in the second quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Taj Gibson blames NBA politics for losing Sixth Man of Year Award

Taj Gibson was the best Sixth Man in the NBA this year, but he didn’t win the award honoring him as such. That went out west to Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford who had a great season off the Clippers bench but really wasn’t on the level that Gibson was.

What the Sixth Man of the Year Award honors is that one guy who’s not in the starting lineup but hustles and plays as though he is so much so that we think he’s a starter. That was Gibson in Chicago this year and his losing the award to Crawford is not something that has sit well with the power forward.

Gibson took to his official Twitter account to vent in a one word tweet that spoke volumes about how he felt the voting process worked this year.


It’s not unfair of Gibson to be mad about losing the award, as he’s not the only one thinning the same way but Crawford also isn’t getting an award he wasn’t already in the running for and his winning the Sixth Man of the Year this season isn’t the worst error the awards committee has made in recent years.

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