List updated each week.
Top 5 list for Jan 23rd - Jan 29th
( ) = last weeks rankings
(1) 1)Kobe Bryant/Los Angeles Lakers - Yup as much as I hate to do it, he deserves it. Leading his team to a 26 - 11 record and putting up solid numbers again (28Ppg - 5Apg - 6Rpg) his numbers should increase some with the loss of up and coming Andrew Bynum. If the Lakers win the division, Kobe DESERVES his 1st MVP award.
- Last weeks avg's - 32PPG, 5PPG, 6APG
- Key game of the week - Vs Denver Nuggets (19Pts, 5rebs, 11ast, 2 stl)
(2) 2)Kevin Garnett/Boston Celtics - Is leading the resurgence of the Boston Celtics with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Numbers are down a bit (19Ppg - 10Rpg - 4Apg - 1.5Bpg) but is the main reason why the Celtics started 30 - 4. He's MVP material in my book.
- Last weeks avg's - 19 PPG, 9RPG, 6APG
- Key game of the week - Vs New York Knicks (20pts, 13rebs, 7ast)
(NR) 3) Dwight Howard/Orlando Magic - Nicknamed "Thunder". Howard's abilities and powerful physique have thus drawn attention from fellow NBA All-Stars. Tim Duncan once remarked. He is so developed... He has so much promise and I am glad that I will be out of the league when he is peaking." Hvaing a career year as well (22PPG, 15RPG, 2.5BPG)
- Last weeks avg's - 18PPG, 14RPG, 3BPG, 2SPG
- Key game of the week - Vs Detroit Pistons (23Pts, 8Rebs, 3Stls)
(NR) 4) Lebron James Is having another great year (30Ppg, 8Rpg, 7Apg) has the Cavs at 8 - 1 in January and to think he just turnred 23 years old. His future is looking bright and when Cleveland finally decides to put some Talent around him then watch out. I see multiple titles in his future.
- Last weeks avg's - 35PPG, 7APG, 7RPG, 2SPG
- Key game of the week - Vs Memphis Grizzlies (51 Pts, 8rebs, 9ast, 3stl)
(4) 5)Chris Paul/New Orleans Hornets - Putting up career numbers across the boards(22Ppg - 4Rpg - 10Apg - league leading 2.8Spg) One of the up and coming Pg's in the league who is deserving of this spot. He has put this team on his back, and could carry them deep in the playoffs.
- Last weeks avg's - 14PPG, 5RPG, 11APG
- Key game of the week - Vs Millwaukee Bucks (16Pts, 7rebs, 10ast)
Outside of the Top 5.......
- Steve Nash
- Dirk Nowitzki
- Baron Davis
- Brandon Roy
- Yao Ming