I know, I know the season isn’t over and a lot lay in the balance, but hey man hey somebody gotta be first right? This discussion is devoid of stats because they really don’t matter here. It’s all about who is the most valuable to their respective team this season.
Here’s my picks along with some more Lil Stevie Fingertips bashin’.
Will this be the year?
MVP: Kobe Bryant
It’s not about the scoring average…or any other stats for that matter…because you know he’s going to get his. It’s very possible the West is overrated, and we’ll definitely see come June, but it remains fact that Kobe Bryant has carried this team the entire season. I’m still hot over all that Steve Nash slobbering, but if dude can win two without sniffing a ring (wins in the regular season does not mean you are a champion or are most valuable), then Kobe should have five by now. The NBA media will have history to pay if KB24 leaves the Lig without an MVP. He’s the most talented basketball player ever to play in the NBA. He’s done it with a roster in constant changeover and with Bynum in the lineup. There’s really no argument here. Stop playing and give the man what should have been his for at least 4 years now.
2nd: Chris Paul
The Hornets ride or die with CP3 as their leader
Not yet young fella. You had a great season and have demonstrated an amazing ability to lead–especially in money time. More Nash bashing in 2 seconds…I don’t see an Amare Stoudemire, or a Shawn Marion on the Hornets. Do you? The media handed Steve Nash two trophies not even a quarter of the way into the season…hmmm. So why isn’t Chris Paul being shown any love even though he plays defense and will put up 35 and 18 on any given night? The Hornets have put themselves in the upper echelon of a conference rockin’ all kinds of elite at the top. His competitive spirit is a testament of his upbringing. Think hard about that Nash comparison. It definitely holds weight.
3rd: LeBron James
Hypothetically, I’m the one Bron Bron is mean muggin’. I asked the Vogue question. Uh..Where’s Big Ben?
LeBron, no one has put up your numbers since uh…..Kobe? You’ve single handedly changed the league with your ridiculous ability to get to the rim and boof it on everyone. You are growing up before the eyes of the universe and I just can’t imagine how good you actually will end up being. Any other year I’d give this award to you without question, but dude you were just born the wrong time. You are Barkley, Malone, Stockton, GP, Dream and Pat Ewing to Kobe’s Michael. That’s just the way it is. It would be abominable for you to win while Kobe is still doing his thing on this level. Average a triple double for a season like you are capable of and the award is yours. Stop bullshittin’.
4th: Kevin Garnett
KG would rather have the ring
My pre-season pick was Kevin Garnett. In hindsight I have to say he has Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and a ridiculously underrated Rajon Rondo. I blew that one and I’ll own up to it to anyone who wants to give it to me.
KG is one of the most dynamic athletes of our generation. His combination of skill, will and personality is unparalleled. The Mighty Mos of the NBA. He’s smooth when he wants to be, but he’ll bang it on your head if you get him heated. He might not tell you he’s the best, but he’s definitely in the discussion. He’s the ultimate team player.
That all being said, KG has too much talent around him to cop this. He is the only player besides Nash to win MVP without getting to the NBA Finals. I really think he could care less as long as he’s gangsta leanin’ with wifey passenger seat ridin’ fine, grippin’ the wheel with June confetti supreme shine on his relaxed and smilin’ mind. I love KG as a player and I wish my boy Webb was healthy enough to challenge him properly so we could really see the best he has to offer.
I have to get this off my chest because I don’t want to be one of these pack writers climbing all over history’s back undeservedly.
Steve Nash has been a monster for four years, but why did he get the shot to scatter history? Dude wait your turn. You shouldn’t have been in line. His MVP awards will be forgotten and that’s kinda foul. He was more MVP awards than Bryant, James, Iverson and Webber combined (yeah I put Webber in there because his Sac team set the standard for all this runnin’ and gunnin’ that has become popular in the league). He actually won two straight! Looking back now, does it make sense that he did? He wasn’t even the best or most valuable player on his team.OK I’m done, but don’t cross me because I got a lot more where that comes from.
The 2007-2008 regular season is one of the best of all time. Where’s all the NBA hatin’? The KG and Prince Pauls and even the Thabo Sefaloshas and Reggie Evans have stepped up and shown the world why the NBA has the best athletes any league has to offer.
Kobe Bryant is the best athlete on the planet. Cement his NBA legacy by awarding him for all his hard work despite his faults and media collective, envious judgment.
Really should Mike’s son not get to play with the trinkets?