Here is the NBA.com official announcement. It appears I was off by my 70% 1st place vote prediction by about 15%.
I’ll update this post if I hear or (more likely) read something pertinent.
UPDATE 1: Sam Amick live chat at the Bee Blog is going on now.
UPDATE 2: AP recap of Reke’s ROTY is up. This funny quote emerged about his mother and how many trophy’s she broken:
“She’s broken too many,” Evans said. “I probably have 400 trophies and about a hundred of them broke. I’d come downstairs and she’d try to glue them back together but it was too late. I didn’t care about it. But the main important trophies, we’re going to put them in a glass case for her.”
Apparently ESPN & SI didn’t follow the AP report. It says the same thing. (H/T to Quick in the comments for the SI recap.)
TZ at fanhouse did almost the same thing.
John Schumann of NBA.com (not the same thing as the official NBA release) has a similar story to TZ wrote on Fanhouse.
Video of the presser itself as well via Sacbee and Fox40.
Note: I’m not criticizing anybody’s writeups. It’s just that these types of announcements tend to bring a standard official writeup quality to them. Usually arguments are only had over back channels like the twitter war Tom Ziller had Jonathan Givony over ROTY. (Note: I disagree with Givony, but I do enjoy his work at Draft Express otherwise. Here is Tom Ziller’s response to all of this. Or some of them anyway.)
Some good pictures out there from the NBA and Lamont Peterson (Tyreke Evans’ trainer) over twitter:
Some other photos from Peterson’s twitter:
Alright this is it for now. Onto the important stuff for this off-season and what not. Again, congratulations to Tyreke Evans for winning Rookie of the Year award. Also, the Kings organization had a promotion that you get 17 free ticket passes if you buy 2 season tickets. (In case you hadn’t heard. I’m not sure when it ends. You’ll have to check Nba.com/kings to find out.