You want to give the MVP award to Chris Paul?
After the collapse right at the end of the season, losing 3 outta 4, when one of the main arguments for giving it to him was that he lead the Hornets to the very top of the Western Conference? Ok, they were second, and it’s still an argument that might hold water if there wasn’t another candidate with a team that has perhaps fewer weapons that finished first.
Great player, might get (should get? Dunno… see what LeBron has to say about it when he gets to New York) quite a few MVPs in his career (not that it’s an argument either way).
But not this year.
This year should be Kobe Bryant, but the problem for #24 is that he is (or has been up ’til now) such a polarizing figure that there are far, far too many people who vote for the MVP who flat out do not like him. You only have to write the absolute BS spurted out by idiots who should know better that if Bryant gets it, it’s a ‘Lifetime achievement Award’.
Amazing how arguments for LeBron and Paul this season could both be applied to Bryant at various times, yet for them it’s applicable, for Kobe – if he wins – it’s a gift he “doesn’t deserve”. That’s so insulting… but I think the situation regarding Kobe is best summed up by this clip.