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MVP Race is Heating Up. Who Wins?

Posted on: January 10, 2009 6:28 pm
 
    Well the race for MVP looks about as close as I have seen in recent years. By now we usaully are down to Kobe and LeBron, but this season it seemd a lot closer. So let us look at the top players and make a choice thus far.

LeBron James

     James seems like the front runner with an insane stat line and leading the Cavaliers to greatness this season. They have still not lost at home and have to now be the favorite to come out of the East. James as we all know is an all-around beast. He only really needs to work on his defense a bit, but that is me being really picky.

27.7 ppg 6.6 rpg 6.6 apg 2.0 spg 1.3 bpg .508 fg%

Chris Paul

     While the Hornets are not quite playing as well as we all thought they would be, Paul has picked up from where he left off last season and is by far the best point guard in the league. He is the best player at making those around him better and at the same time is putting a great season together for himself stat-wise.

20.4 ppg 5.2 rpg 11.3 apg 2.8 spg 0.15 bpg .500 fg%

Dwyane Wade

     He is leading the NBA in scoring and has the Heat looking pretty solid. They are a team that has hole but Wade seems to find new ways each night to fill them. He scores 40 if needs be or hands out 10 assists or pounds the paint for rebounds. In my eyes Wade is slowly creeping into the best shooting guard spot in the NBA.

29.1 ppg 5.1 rpg 7.0 apg 2.3 spg 1.54 bpg .479 fg%

Dwight Howard

     Howard is for sure the best Center in the League and is now very much the new Shaq. To me he is a cross between Shaq's power and David Robinson's skill set. He will be the force down low for years to come. Also, let us all not forget that he has the Magic number 2 in the standing in the East. Also leads the NBA in blocks and rebounds.

19.9 ppg 13.7 rpg 1.4 apg 0.9 spg 3.31 bpg .562 fg%

Kobe Bryant

     I almost left him off the list just to upset people. I knew that would be a mistake. What else can be said about him? He is a machine on both ends of the floor. He is a threat to shoot, to drive, and to make a play. he is a nightmare to all but Laker fans and as long as he is on the floor the Lakers have a chance to win any game.

27.2 ppg 5.3 rpg 4.5 apg 1.4 spg 0.37 bpg .483 fg%

     Well those are the five players I see at the top right now. I am sure some of you will argue for players like Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, and Tim Duncan, but the fact is I think these five are a class all their own and all have the best shot of winning MVP.

     So who do you think will take home the big prize? While I know it is still a young season, I think we can say it will be one of these five.

Comments

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2009 8:06 pm
 

MVP Race is Heating Up. Who Wins?

I cant believe Wade is rated 2 and while Chris Paul may be the most important to his team to compete.  One day, he will probably grab this award.  Maybe not too soon in the future.  However, this is a 2 man race plain and simple.  Even though I do think Kobe deserves the #3 spot though.  It comes down to Lebron James and Dwight Howard.  Personally, I give the nod to Dwight Howard.  The man can't hit free thows;we all know that.  He is a constant 20+-20+ threat and causes so much attention to be drawn to him, he has made jameer nelson an all star.  Turkoglu has revived his career and his post presence gives Rashard Lewis the open looks they want.  Lebron has been putting up similar stats for years.  They are phenomenal.  However, I think this is more about smart acquisitions (Mo Williams) and a new found incredible team defense.  Either are deserving but I give the nod to Dwight Howard.  We saw the Cavs possible springboard but Orlando, not so much.




Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2009 4:06 pm
 

MVP Race is Heating Up. Who Wins?

Kobe at #5? Damn!! I mean I know his stats are down but the Lakers would be 0-82 without him..the past few seasons he hasn't been playing as hard, but that triple double a few nights ago shows that he's still got it, IMO


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