With LeBron signing with the heat, I personally don't see him winning his 3rd MVP in a row, I still think he's the best player in the league, I just think his numbers will drop just enough to where he doesn't win it, IMO. My question is, who do you guys think will win it? Does Kobe retake the throne and win his 2nd? Or does another player come in and win there first(durant, melo, Dwight, CP3, etc.)? or do u guys think LeBron will supplement his potential PPG reduction with an increase in APG and RPG and win his 3rd? Tell me what you guys think.
I'm going with Kobe.
a little biased, but i like kobe's chances. He's getting a full summer of rest and i think seeing the heat situation go down he will be hungry to prove he's at the top of the league still.
Kobe or Durant
I think that LeBron's numbers will go down slighty frankly because there is not enough balls to go around. I think this is how the Top 10 MVP Voting will go:
1. Kevin Durant
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Dwight Howard
4. LeBron James
5. Carmelo Anthony
6. Deron Williams
7. Chris Paul
8. Dwayne Wade
9. Dirk Nowitzki
10. Steve Nash
I hate Lebron ALOT. I give the MVP race to (without any HEAT player because i don't know what expect) :
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Chris Paul
3. Dwight Howard
4. Kevin Durant ( He will probably have the best season but you know how they usually respect older guys.)
5. Derrick Rose
6. Carmelo Anthony
7. Dirk Nowizki
8. Steve Nash
9. Deron Williams
10. Pau Gasol / Carlos Boozer / Amare Stoudemire
I think if the Heat win 65 games or more..The bias voters will give it to Wade...Feeling that its his time..
Just like they did when Kobe won a few years ago..I felt CP3 had the better season..Voters were bias and gave it to Kobe..
is Lebron averages a triple double its going to be hard to not vote for him. Kobe or KD should get it though
I didn't even answer my own question. As much as I would love Melo to win his first, I personally think durant is in the best position to win it, not only will he put up monster numbers, but I think the thunder are primed to have a great season and be in the top 4 in the west, which can only help his case, not to mention he's the hot name in the NBA right now.
Call me crazy, but I'm going with Dirk or D-Howard.
@Rudeboy how about when Kobe averaged 35 pts per game and scored 81 points and led one of the worst teams in the NBA to the playoffs and Steve Nash won the MVP even though he didnt deserve it
but team success is important just as much as the induvidual players stats so if(and i mean if) these few players teams over achieve they will be at the top ove the list
But i put my money on d howard,kb24,and yea lbj still
kobe vs cp3 was very debateable and close. The lakers winning the west when most experts said they wouldnt make the playoffs helped. Also, i think the voters knew they screwed kobe in the past so they felt obligated to make it up to him.
The NBA MVP has been on eithier the team w/ the best record in the regular season OR 2nd best record in the regular season. Only three exceptions since 1980!
Steve Nash 05-06 (4th overall)
Michael Jordan 87-88 (7th overall)
Moses Malone 81-82 (7th overall)
Question isn't who is the best player, it is who is the best player on the team w/ the best record?
As long as D. Howard doesnt win the MVP award, the NBA will continue to give him the Defensive POY. I understand why, he is a beast on the board and w/ blocked shots, plus he is a huge name (personality) in the NBA. But I am hoping just once can the NBA sack up and give Gerald Wallace the credit he deserves? All I am asking for is for him to get the D-POY just once.
Chewy, last year was Wallace's coming out party as far as being a defensive monster as well as being a 6'8'' rebounding machine. Lets not act like he's been snubbed year after year. He is an elite defensive player, but when you look at 13.2 rpg, 2.8 rpg and .9 spg I have no beef with Howard taking the award over Wallace. If Wallace can live up to his 09-10 performance year after year then get him in the conversation of a snub, but this year was really his breakout defensive performance. The NBA sacked up and gave the more deserving player DPOY
6-8 rebound 2 steals and 1 block for 4 years prior to this year.
Howard averages about 3-4 more rebound, 1 more block and 1 less steal. Given he is a Center and Gerald Wallace is a SF, the rebounds should be understandable. Plus Wallace guards more "star" players than Howard simply because most of the best players/ scorers are at the 2 or 3.
Wallace definetly deserved consideration for the award each of the past 5 seasons.
By averaging only 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block. The league recognized that he was the best defender because he checked the best players and made them struggle. Howard will always win in the numbers game because of rebounds, but who guards the best players in the league and who does the best job guarding the best?
Just want some wings/guards to get some love in a category that is usually reserved for bigs.
this is durants first of many
I think Howard or Kobe get it
Leaning towards Howard becaz Orlando is a great regular season team and this is a reg. season award.
Also Howard might get a bigger role in the offense this year, maybe he learned some moves from The Dream.
Durant could win if he averages 33ppg or the Thunder are the #2 seed.
One thing I never get is Kobe winning only ONE MVP??? He needs to have more than that... I just think he got robbed a couple of times though... It's hard to see Nash having 2 while Kobe has 1... No disrespect to Steve though... but Kobe has been the best player in the planet for like 6 years now...
yeah, i bet Nash would trade those MVPs for kobe titles.
Kobe's chances are pretty good, the Lakers will be the number 1 or 2 team.
Kobe- has to stay healthy, get the best record in western conference, while proving again to be invaluable to a great team.
Lebron- has to average a triple double or have his team win 70 games, in either case he still might not be the mvp of his team this year. i could see wade getting it.
Wade- would have to have a jordanesque year in which he wins the scoring title, and the team wins more than 65 games. he also has to lead the team and be the main guy to outbid lebron.
Melo- If melo can lead his team, average 30 points, make an all defensive team somehow, and the nuggets get number 1 seed in the west, Melo could get his first MVP.
Durant- Another scoring title, an all defensive team ranking, and leading his team to a 60 game season.
Howard- This could be his year. If Orlando takes top seed in the east, Howard gets defensive player of the year, and he finds a way to get more ppg.