|Irving received all but three of 120 first-place votes. (Getty Images)|
|2011-12 KIA NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD VOTING RESULTS|
|Kyrie Irving, Cleveland||117||2||1||592|
|Ricky Rubio, Minnesota||-||49||23||170|
|Kenneth Faried, Denver||1||30||34||129|
|Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio||1||9||15||47|
|Iman Shumpert, New York||1||7||7||33|
|Klay Thompson, Golden State||-||5||15||30|
|Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento||-||6||10||28|
|Brandon Knight, Detroit||-||6||3||21|
|Chandler Parsons, Houston||-||3||5||14|
|MarShon Brooks, New Jersey||-||1||1||4|
|Kemba Walker, Charlotte||-||-||3||3|
|Josh Selby, Memphis||-||-||1||1|
Josh Selby got a third-place vote. Someone actually gave a third-place vote to someone who played 237 minutes total across just 28 games this season.
Ricky Rubio not finishing with a first-place vote while Kawhi Leonard (who I have deemed "Most Impactful Rookie On A Playoff Team, I'm huge on the kid), Iman Shumpert and Kenneth Faried did is pretty awful. Kemba Walker got three third-place votes on the team with the worst winning percentage in NBA history and he didn't even play that well.
So, no big shock, the NBA voting system is horrific.
For more on why Irving was a no-brainer, check out Ken Berger's awards and the final edition of the Baseline Awards.