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Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

Posted on: February 2, 2009 4:59 pm
 
  1. LeBron James--James has led the Cavaliers into the top 4 teams location and beaten some good teams in the Pistons and Celtics.  His stats are amazing: 46 games.  37.5 minutes/game.  27.8 points/game.  7.5 rebounds/game. 7.0 assists/game. 49.1% FG.  Remaining undefeated at home, he has helped fellow teammates Mo Williams, Ben Wallace, and Delonte West to improve.
  2. Dwight Howard--The Magic?  Howard is out of this world.  From his world famous slams to his ability to put up points and work the glass, he has made the Magic serious contenders for the NBA title.  He's been averaging 20.3 points/game aalong with 13.9 rebounds a game, while his field goal percentage is a sizzling 57%.
  3. Kobe Bryant--The reigning MVP, he has put up goodnumbers too.  His points per game is down slightly to 26.6.  But he's averaging 5 assists and 5 boards a game.  Combined with his great leadership, he has brought his team back from defeat several times.  And despite injury to his finger, has dished out more assists than is usual with the typically shoot-happy Bryant.  Although he has engineered wins over the Spurs, Celtics, and Cavs, his one knock is the great supporting cast in Pau Gasol, a terrific Andrew Bynum, and a bench of Trevor Ariza and Lamar Odom, players who could start for other teams.
  4. Chris Paul--Triple Double, Quadruple Double?  Chris Paul can do it.  He's dished out assists, mad shots, stolen balls, and grabbed so many rebounds the Hornets are a big threat in the West this year.  Possibly the best point guard in the game, he has over 20 points a game, with 10 assists, and 5 rebounds.  If the Hornets get better and can unseat the Spurs and Nuggets to get to #2 in the West, he could have a much better case.
  5. Paul Pierce--The stats (19 ppg, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) are a little smaller than these other players, but the Celtics have the NBA's top record and he and Kevin Garnett are leading the Green men.  Unfortunately, KG's presence and Pierce's lack of grace remove some of the glow.  Still, he will receive at least minimal support for an MVP.
Comments

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2009 11:35 am
 

Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

No D-Wade huh?  He at least deserves some consideration after single-handedly taking one of the least talented teams in the leage to a mid-level seed in the Playoffs.  But Lebron will get it, best record in the NBA with Mo Williams being his side-kick.  Sorry but Kobe is just not the same this year, now if we were giving MVP trophies this year for last year, as it seems you are suggesting Ebonyrod2? then he is in second place still, using your argument with Playoffs would place Paul Pierce in first.  This is not Kobe's year, it is Lebron's, tough to say but easy to believe.

 

 




Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2009 9:50 pm
 

Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

Re:vegab132

So in your opinion a player that did not make the NBA finals should be selected over a player that got his team to the 6th game of the NBA finals before losing?

That does not make too much sense to me. It is sorta like saying ok you got in to the finals,but your team did not do as well as the other team that did not make the finals.

Kobe makes his team a winner through adversity, injuries to himself as well as team mates. If the same players on the Cavs were injuried do you think the Cavs would be in the same place as they are now? I think not. Our center Bynum went down and Kobe stepped  up by about 10 points per game in the last month or so.

The other players around him under his leadership also stepped up their games to include Pau, Lamar, and Ariza.

That is what make a player valuable and the MVP of the league. His scoring is down a bit but his assist are up,the team is currently leading the league in wins. Labron's team I don't thin is not even the best in his division.

Nuff said.

 

One Man's Opinion

 

"GO LAKERS"




Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 9:42 pm
 

Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

Lebron James.  Without him the Cavs would be a rebuilding team.  Kobe is a great player, but he has Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and until recently Andrew Bynum.  Also, bear in mind that Lebron James pushed the Celtics to a seventh game in the playoffs last year, whereas the Lakers could only go six games in the Finals and Kobe Bryant's shooting percentage was lower than both Pau Gasol's and Lamar Odom, although their weak interior defense was exploited.  I never thought about Dwight Howard or Chris Paul, but they would probably be rebuilding teams without them as well.  I don't mean to hate on Kobe Bryant, as I have five stared you all because it is just a matter of opinion and we all have one. 




Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 1:05 pm
 

Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

At this point, I think you have to give it Kobe. He is the best player on the best team and he kept the team together after the Bynum injury and led them through the 6-0 east coast trip that included breaking the Celtic's long winning streak and beating the Cavs at home for the first time this season.




Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2009 5:02 pm
 

Looking at the NBA MVP candidates

I put the candidates in some order that I thought was reasonable.  I believe LeBron James will win the MVP, with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard just behind.  Also, Kevin Garnett might be substituted in for Paul Pierce.  He has contributed to the Celtics as much or more than Pierce.



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