Taj Gibson blames NBA politics for not winning Sixth Man award

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Taj Gibson was arguably the best sixth man in the NBA this season but was not honoured with the award that he may have deserved, having been beaten out by Jamal Crawford to the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

The Los Angeles Clippers guard had a great season and was announced as the winner on Wednesday and is expected to be presented with the trophy before game six of the Clippers series with the Golden State Warriors.

The description for the deserved winner of the Sixth Man award is a player who comes off the bench for their squad and plays the game with tenacity and desire which makes us question why he isn't in the starting line up. 

Gibson is the epitome of a sixth man and clearly feels he should've taken home the coveted trophy, he took to his official twitter account to express why he believes he didn't win the award, he simply said: "Politics"

The race for the award between Gibson and Crawford was as tightly contested and many fans wouldn't be surprised if it went either way, both players were very much deserved and on this occasion Gibson just missed out to a deserved winner.

Perhaps the power forward is still a little upset at the climax of the Chicago Bulls season, faltering in the first round of the playoffs to the underdog Washington Wizards.

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