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On merit, how can anyone other than Chris Paul be MVP this year?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    The New Orleans Hornets?? are the No. 1 seed in the West right now.

    Paul isn't surrounded by total scrubs, but that is a mediocre lot.

    21.6 points per game
    11.3 assists
    3.9 rebounds
    2.7 steals
    .493 FG pct
    .855 FT pct
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Lebron will have something to say about that:

    30.4 ppgs
    7.3 apg
    8.0 rbp
    .483 FG pct
    .730 FT pct

    Surrounded by an even motlier crew than is Paul.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Right or wrong, if anyone but Kobe Bryant wins the MVP, I'll be very surprised.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Probably should be Paul. Most likely will be
    1. Kobe
    2. LeBron
    3. Paul
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Why so much stock in this award?

    In recent history, the MVP wins the title about a third of the time.

    So yeah, it would be appropriate for LeBron to get it.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Paul's led NO to first right now in the West, James has his team in 4th in the East which outside of the top two teams blows chunks. Paul deserves it.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe Kevin Garnett isn't mentioned here. From 24 wins to o60 or more seems like a pretty good definition of the word "value."
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Ray Allen did a bit to help, too. Plus, Garnett missed time with an injury.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Chris Paul is very, very good. But let's stop pretending he's a one-man show. David West is damn good. Tyson Chandler is fourth in the league in RPG. Peja Stojakovic is no slouch. And these guys have been healthy all year. Trade LeBron for Chris Paul and New Orleans would have a Celtic-like record.
  10. rube

    rube Active Member

    Surely you're not indicating that your beloved Cavs suck?
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Most of 'em except LeBron suck! That's how good he is.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    So the MVP goes to the player who is the best one-man show? Paul should be penalized because he has some players around him? Come on. I don't agree with Simmons on a lot, but he's right on the point that Paul is having one of the best seasons a point guard has ever had. Nash won the award twice and he doesn't play defense. Paul does it all. The MVP shouldn't come from the fourth-place team in a conference where the Atlanta Fucking Hawks are going to make the postseason.
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